Free care home support progamme from Heart of Kent Hospice

The following programme ran from May until June 2020 and was offered through live Zoom sessions.

If your care home is interested in any of these subjects, we may be able to run something similar for your team. Please contact Jackie Pritchard, Clinical Educator on 01622 792200 ext 217 email jackie.pritchard@hokh.co.uk, or Geraldine Guiver, Practice Development Nurse on 01622 792200 ext 216 geraldine.guiver@hokh.co.uk

As well as Jackie Pritchard and Geraldine Guiver, the sessions were run by Bev Hodson Head of Family Support Team and Tracy Jackson Head of Dementia Services.

Session one
The challenges for caring with COVID 19
Managing uncertainty and anxiety

Session two
Recognising and managing symptoms of COVID 19
Diversity of symptoms, residents/patients are not always presenting with the classic symptoms. End of Life Care.

Session three
Care and support of the resident/patient with Dementia during the restrictions

Session four
Managing delirium, agitation and terminal restlessness

Session five
Managing grief and bereavement during restrictions
Including your grief and enabling resilience

Session six
Caring beyond COVID 19
Reflective practice, proactive care, ACP and managing sensitive communications

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