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Ensuring Safe, Effective and Compassionate use of touch in dementia Care

 

Placing compassionate use of touch at the heart of care giving

Overcoming the barriers preventing staff from using touch in meaningful ways

Understanding touch in the context of consent & safeguarding

Developing skills in person centred touch & non verbal communication 

Learning how to promote consent to touch in personal & clinical care procedures

 

TOUCH IS HAPPENING ALL THE TIME, EVERYDAY IN CARE SETTINGS ! ! 

ENSURE STAFF'S USE OF TOUCH ALWAYS CONVEYS THEIR CARING INTENT

As part of a butterfly home we promote a compassionate person centred & strong relationship ethos. The Touch in Care training helped staff to understand that at times we all need to be reached and held, it enabled people to let go of the old culture of it not being professional to hold and hug a person, it was a lightbulb moment for many to experience what occurs when someone gives you time and closeness – I would strongly recommend this training if you want a feeling based home.
— Lesley Hobbs, Manager, Deerhurst. Brunel Care.

APPROACHES TO TOUCH - Person Centred or TAsk oriented? 

For many reasons older people can be deprived of meaningful human touch. When the physical aspects of care becomes paramount touch can become confined to procedures and tasks. However when words, concepts and symbols mean less to a person, how that person is touched starts to mean more. Touch can come to play a vital role in supporting personhood, relationships and well-being.


Unfortunately there is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding in dementia care about what is an appropriate use of touch. Touch in Care training focuses on this pervasive aspect of care in order to maximise the benefits of touch and minimise its negative effects.


 

 

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