This is a First Aid mini - course designed for family carers and friends of elderly people.
Most first aid courses focus specifically on life threatening injuries and events. We do cover these situations as well but we have also added some course content that is applicable (and valuable) in day to day life. Taught exclusively by Paramedics, Nurses and experienced clinicians we cover the following topics to try and ensure that our delegates are familiar with more common events. We aim to give carers confidence that they can deal with the more common issues that have the potential for more serious consequences.
When we get older we become more frail, an event that would have been shrugged off in earlier life can have a far more serious effect. Likewise, older people are statistically more likely to suffer some extremely serious illnesses that, if recognised early can sometimes be treated very successfully. We train people how to recognise the red flags that indicate deterioration, and give guidance about the best course of action to take.
Senior Service has been very well received by those who have attended the mini-course. We have feedback from delegates of all ages who are feeling much more confident about their abilities to spot issues before they become problems.
Where can I get help?
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