As our communities grow and change and home care standards improve, so does the work of our caregivers. Living Well Home Care has developed an Education Program that promotes client-centered care and professional development for the staff.
CAREGIVER EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT
As part of our commitment to promoting excellent care, Living Well Home Care offers educational in-services to its caregivers to help guide their decision making abilities, improve knowledge and upgrade caregivers’ skills. All caregivers are required and paid to attend at least two educational in-services each year.
Educational program topics are chosen through survey feedback, our Community Needs Assessment and related health care developments. Our Education Consultant takes great care in developing workshops that focus on client-centered care and professional development for the staff.
- Violence in the Workplace (Mandatory)
- Medication Course (Mandatory)
- Lifts & Transfers Training
- Living with Alzheimer’s
- Safe Food Handling
- Emergency Preparedness
PAST EDUCATIONAL IN-SERVICES
- Palliative Care
- 3D’s: Dementia, Depression & Delirium
- Sexuality & Limit Setting
- Compression Stockings/ TED Stockings
- Fire Safety
- Infection Control
- Healthy Boundaries & Self Care
- Oral Health of the Elderly
- Communication Skills for CHWs
91% OF CLIENTS AGREE/ STRONGLY AGREE
Our mission, “Quality of life with trust, respect and dignity through Living Well”, is at the centre of all that we do – 91% of client satisfaction survey respondents agree/strongly agree that they are treated with respect and courtesy at all times. This is just one of the reasons you can trust that we are committed to providing safe, compassionate, professional and client-centered home support services to all residents of North and West Vancouver and adjacent communities.
MEDICATION COURSE HIGHLIGHTS
Living Well Home Care experienced a 56% reduction in medication discrepancies within just a few short months of introducing the mandatory Medication Course.
- new medications in the home
- unfilled prescriptions
- missing medications
- documentation of medication administration
The annual Emergency Preparedness In-service discusses what to expect in various emergencies, what to pack in your grab-n-go bag and what the Living Well Emergency Preparedness plan includes. All of our clients are provided with a 72 hour emergency preparedness guide and our caregivers have access to additional emergency preparedness information through our office.
LOCAL EMERGENCY PLANNING RESOURCES
Participate in Shake Out BC Day on October 15th to prepare you and your family for how to survive and quickly recover from an earthquake.
Active emergency advisories in BC and local emergency planning information is also available through Emergency Management BC.