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Family run residential & dementia care homes for older people in & around the home counties
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Staff Training

B&M Care continuously strive to make further improvements in our staff training and development. In 2015 the Skills for care, Care Certificate became a requirement for all new care home staff.  These new standards changed and expanded the knowledge required by our staff. All our training staff are competent to deliver this training.

All our care staff have a 12 week induction period which includes the first week totally “in school” learning the theory behind the concept of safe, dignified, person-centred care for the frail elderly people in our care and those who live with dementia. Each of our new staff then has a day a week for the remaining 11 weeks with theoretical learning covering all the subjects required to deliver the high standards of care we pride ourselves on. In the meantime they will be learning and improving all their practical skills. 

For 2016 B&M Care are committed to ensuring all staff understand and deliver a whole home approach to person centred care. This will be done by in house training as well as undergoing the Virtual Dementia Tour by Training2care.

Inspiring Leadership in Person Centred Dementia Care

B&M Care managers have completed a Business Leadership in Dementia Care programme, accredited by Surrey University and in conjunction with Dementia Care Matters and The Alzheimer's Society. This development will assist our staff in meeting Objective 11 of the Department of Health's National Dementia Strategy. We are committed to ensuring that all people in our care that live with dementia live well in our homes.

B&M Care have recognised the talent within our homes and have developed a leadership pathway for our most gifted staff to develop their skills. 2015 was such a success we have decided to continue this pathway for our staff for 2016.

Virtual Dementia Tour

The Virtual Dementia Tour® is a scientifically proven method of building a greater understanding of dementia through the use of patented sensory tools and instruction. It is a unique, interactive training experience that is proven to improve communication and care.

Created by P.K. Beville, M.S., an award-winning dementia specialist and founder of the international non-profit Second Wind Dreams®, the Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT) sensitivity training program is designed to give care home staff the ability to help identify with and understand the behaviours and needs of people that live with a dementia. Learning to create a positive environment for those with dementia can only come from attempting to walk in their shoes.

Train2Care who are licensed to deliver this training in the UK will take their mobile Virtual Dementia Tour to all 23 B&M Care homes during May and June 2016. B&M Care have committed to deliver this outstanding and hard hitting training to all 1200 employees and will also make the training available to families and the communities in which they operate homes.

Creator of the Virtual Dementia Tour and Founder of Second Wind Dreams, PK Beville talks to B&M Care about the impact of Virtual Dementia Tour training.