The importance of training care staff in a residential care home

A residential care home welcomes people from all walks of life to spend their older days in a loving and nurturing environment. Crouched Friars places great value in delivering care that honours the dignity and individuality of each of its residents. 

Such a safe and supportive space can be created for them through excellent infrastructure, high standard amenities, and of course a team of professionally trained care workers. 

A well-planned training programme for care workers goes a long way in ensuring high-quality care is provided to the residents and maintains the high standards of our residential care home. 

Residential care home workers getting trained
Care workers at Crouched Friars on a training day

Here are five reasons why regular training is a priority at Crouched Friars:

Adapting to the changes in care-giving

It is important to constantly update the care services provided in care homes to adapt to the changing times. The COVID-19 pandemic showed us how drastically care needs can change, especially for the elderly. So it is very important for us, at Crouched Friars, to stay ahead of the curve and reinvent the way we provide care through regular, professional training.  

Different residents have different care needs

At Crouched Friars, through regular training, we are always ready to welcome new residents who may have different needs and require specialised care. Our residents with dementia needs are provided with special physical and mental simulation to enhance their daily lives. We have invested in a purpose-designed dementia wing, Cole Lodge, which helps us provide customised care to our residents with dementia.

Improves overall quality of care and service provided at the residential care home

At Crouched Friars, we pride ourselves on the quality of the care we provide to our residents. We ensure that our staff undergo regular training in order to maintain and improve the quality of care provided. We focus on both the health and wellness of our residents by providing impeccable training to our staff in all aspects of resident care on a regular basis. 

Improves the quality of life in the resident care home

Crouched Friars is home for all our residents, a place where each person is valued and cared for. Regular training helps our staff update their care giving skills. It also helps build interpersonal relationship skills which allows us to create a safe and loving environment for our residents. Our staff are trained to provide our residents with care, compassion, and camaraderie. 

Better prepared for any unforeseen or emergency situations

We have left no stone unturned to ensure the health and safety of our residents. We have put in place a well-planned and regular training programme. This equips care workers to be ready for any emergencies that may arise while looking after our residents. Proper training helps avoid any mishaps during emergencies but enables carers to keep their composure whilst under pressure. 

Another productive training day at Crouched Friars

Paulina Eagle, the manager of Crouched Friars, recalled a time when training helped the home give a beloved resident the care he required. She said: “One of our residents had a stroke and had to go to the hospital. His condition was such that he couldn’t swallow and would require a PEG. 

“Our team decided to get PEG training as we loved him and wanted him back soon! The extra training allowed us to cater to his needs in Crouched Friars which is his home.’’

Well-trained and warm-hearted care workers are the backbone of Crouched Friars. We do our very best to equip them with the tools and skills they need.

For more information on our care services on https://www.crouchedfriars.co.uk/ or call us on 01359 230773.

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