Caring for Stroke Survivors

Course duration:

Full day (6 hours)

Course Outline:

This one day course aims to provide an understanding of how individuals can be supported to regain their skills and abilities following a stroke as they try to rebuild their life.

During the day, attendees will examine what a stroke is and who is susceptible to them. They will explore the concept of re-ablement and analyse the key issues following a stroke such as; sleep disorders, managing pain, nutrition, communication and swallowing difficulties as well as examining the psychological impact of a stroke on an individual.

Attendees will take part in group activities and discuss various case studies to enable them to understand issues including aphasia and dysphagia, anxiety and depression, as well as the physical effects following a stroke and will leave with practical guidance on how to improve the wellbeing of those who have had a stroke.

What will it cover?

  • The definition of stroke

  • The functions of the different areas of the brain and how these may be impaired following a stroke

  • The impact of a stroke on an individual

  • Re–ablement and re-learning

  • Specific issues experienced by individuals following a stroke, such as; swallowing difficulties, communication differences, anxiety and depression, nutrition, sleep disorders and mobility

Benefits of Attending:

  • You will be able to explain what a stroke is, how it affects a person and be able to identify the risk factors which may lead to stroke

  • You will know what re-ablement and re-learning mean in the context of stroke recovery and be able to identify methods to support individuals

  • You will gain the skills and knowledge to support individuals when facing challenges such as sleep disturbance, swallowing difficulties, managing pain, nutrition and communication.

  • You will understand why individuals may experience anxiety or depression following a stroke and how you can support them appropriately

Who should attend this course?

This course is beneficial to anyone who supports individuals who have a had a stroke. If you are involved in the care of individuals who have had a stroke, and you already have a very basic awareness of strokes, then this course is ideal for you.

You may be working in a health and social care setting, for example:

  • Residential settings

  • Day centres

  • Rehabilitation centres

  • Domiciliary settings

  • Activity co-ordinators

  • Occupational therapists

  • Personal assistants

Or you may be caring for a friend/relative at home.

Really enjoyed the course, gave me more knowledge and insite (sic) in to strokes. It’s not always black or white. Really interesting.
— J.D @ Davies Court.
Really interesting, I work with IMC Stroke victims I found a lot out today I’ve never heard before. Really impressed.
— K.S @ Lord Hardy Court.
Would like to thank Clare for this training as I have a better understanding of stroke. Learnt some important information which will help me in my line of work.
— T.B @ Davies Court.

How to Contact us

1. Call 0114 2472772

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