A couple of years ago (2018) a senior support worker at a Belong Wigan care village led a project to introduce an exercise instructor role, after identifying best practice in this area. Belong is a charitable non-profit making care organisation whose ethos is ‘To support older people to live their own lives through the creationContinue reading “Introduction of the exercise instructor role to support mobility and independence for elderly residents in a dementia care setting”
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The following document aims to give an overview and an understanding of what physical activity is, the importance of keeping residents physically active and some of the contraindications to exercise. The document is not a training manual that will equip staff to deliver a physical activity programme. There are companies who offer training to enableContinue reading “Physical and Social Activity in Care Homes”