Care workers play an important but often unrecognised role in supporting people to remain at home as they near the end of life, especially those with dementia and frailty. Despite this, few receive specific training in end of life care.
We are proud to be working towards the Gold Standards Framework Accreditation, which will allow us to receive the best training for our Care workers when dealing with the sensitive nature of this genre of care.
By improving end of life care provided by our staff, using the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Domiciliary Care Programme, we can provide focused training which enables home care workers to improve the quality of care for such people working with primary care, and contribute to better co-ordinated cross boundary care.
This highlights the important role that Care Support workers play, and the importance of empowering care staff who interact with the service users on a daily basis.
The GSF Domiciliary Care Training Programme boosts the confidence and competence of care workers, improves collaboration and coordination with others and helps to improve care for more people nearing the end of life at home – which is, for most, the best place to be.