Dementia Elevator Programme DCU

Dementia Awareness Evening in Association with Bluebird Care and the DCU Dementia Elevator Team

In Ireland, it is currently estimated that 48,000 people have some form of dementia, and these figures will increase dramatically over the next 30 years. There may be people in your family or community living with dementia that you are unaware of and in need of your support.

With this in mind, Enniscorthy Library has teamed up with Bluebird Care Wexford and the DCU Dementia Elevator team to bring you Dementia Awareness Training which is an introduction to assisting people to recognise the emotions, goals and coping strategies of the person with dementia.

Date: Thursday 1st December 2016

Time: 7pm – 8.30pm

Venue: Enniscorthy Library

Fee: Attendance is FREE

Who Should Attend?

The content of this programme in general will be very beneficial to anyone who wishes to learn more about dementia, it

is also widely applicable to families of a person with dementia.

Aim

* To develop familiarity and raise awareness of dementia

* Break down the stigma associated with Dementia

* Encourage the support of people with dementia in their community

* Equip people with the skills to support and engage appropriately with people with dementia.

Objective

* Recognise when a person may have dementia

* Identify common challenges a person with dementia may encounter in public situations

* Consider a range of options for supporting the person when faced with these challenges

* Identify ways of improving our environment to become more dementia friendly.

Who are Bluebird Care?

Bluebird Care provide Home Care services throughout County Wexford to people of all ages and all abilities so that they can live independently at home and in their community. Bluebird Care provides care and support to older people, people with physical disabilities, people with intellectual disabilities as well as care for children.

What is Dementia Elevator?

Dementia Elevator is an education and empowerment programme to help individuals, community services and health care services engage with and support people affected by dementia. The project is a partnership between Dublin City University and the HSE.

This event is open to the general public. To book a place, please contact 053 9236055

Health Training & Wellness Workshop

The Irish Association of Healthcare Assistants hosted its inaugural Health Training and Wellness Workshop for healthcare assistants on Saturday 19th November in Marymount Hospice from 9am to 6pm.

Bluebird Care exhibited at the workshop along with the other associations such as The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Epilepsy Ireland, Parkinson’s Association of Ireland, The College of Progressive Education, Safe Care Technologies, EliteGym displaying Robotic Ecoskeleton Walking and Cork Arc Cancer Society to mention a few.

The workshops included CPR training, patient moving and handling, nutrition for the elderly, dementia training and much more. 

Director of Bluebird Care Cork, Don O’Riordan says, “The Workshop was well attended on the day and will prove to be a valuable meeting and educational event for healthcare assistants in the future. Bluebird Care was delighted to be associated with the workshop and has committed to returning next year.”

don-oriordan

 

Dementia Elevator Programme DCU

Dementia Awareness Training in association with Bluebird Care and the DCU Dementia Elevator Team

In Ireland, it is currently estimated that 46,000 people have some form of dementia, and these figures will increase dramatically over the next 30 years.  There may be people in your family or community living with dementia that you are unaware of and in need of your support.

With this in mind, Enniscorthy Library has teamed up with Bluebird Care Wexford and the DCU Dementia Elevator team to bring you Dementia Awareness Training which is an introduction to assisting people to recognise the emotions, goals and coping strategies of the person with dementia.

 

Date:                       Thursday 1st December 2016

Time:                      7:00pm – 8:30pm

Venue:                   Enniscorthy Library

Fee:                         Attendance is FREE

 

Who Should Attend?

The content of this programme in general will be very beneficial to anyone who wishes to learn more about dementia, it

is also widely applicable to families of a person with dementia.

 

Aim

·       To develop familiarity and raise awareness of dementia

·       Break down the stigma associated with Dementia

·       Encourage the support of people with dementia in their community

·       Equip people with the skills to support and engage appropriately with people with dementia.

Objective

·       Recognise when a person may have dementia

·       Identify common challenges a person with dementia may encounter in public situations

·       Consider a range of options for supporting the person when faced with these challenges

·       Identify ways of improving our environment to become more dementia friendly.

Who are Bluebird Care?

Bluebird Care provide Home Care services throughout County Wexford to people of all ages and all abilities so that they can live independently at home and in their community.  Bluebird Care provides care and support to older people, people with physical disabilities, people with intellectual disabilities as well as care for children.  
What is Dementia Elevator?

Dementia Elevator is an education and empowerment programme to help individuals, community services and health care services engage with and support people affected by dementia. The project is a partnership between Dublin City University and the HSE.  
This event is open to the general public. To book a place, please contact 053 9421481

Become a Healthcare Assistant with QQI Healthcare Training courses

Train to be a Healthcare Assistant in Limerick

Become a Bluebird Care Healthcare Assistant with QQI Healthcare Training courses

We are partnering with CPL to deliver healthcare courses for those interested in becoming a Healthcare Assistant. Bluebird Care has vacancies that will be open to those who successfully complete interview after training. 

Provide support in a variety of Healthcare settings and complete QQI Healthcare Training modules that will give you the expertise and knowledge required to work in the Healthcare industry.

Learners attending these programmes must meet RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) criteria. Your entry onto these courses is not guaranteed until The Cpl Institute training team can confirm your RPL eligibility.

All modules are €195 each.

Modules will be delivered in Hibernian House, Henry Street Limerick. See schedules below.

To book a place, please contact: 
Monica McKeon 086-3879279 | Email monica.mckeon@cpl.ie

Places are limited. Book now to avoid disappointment.


 Scheduled dates for Healthcare Training in Limerick

Module 4: Care Skills November 23rd November 30th December 7th December 14th
Module 5: Care of Older Persons January 11th January 18th January 25th February 1st
Module 6: Safety & Health at Work February 8th February 15th February 22nd March 1st
Module 7:Work Experience March 8th March 15th March 22nd March 29th
Module 8: Communications April 5th April 12th April 19th April 26th