‘Dementia Friendly’ Bluebird Care brings the Virtual Dementia Tour to Bath

Published: 22/05/2019

Carers from Bluebird Care (Bath & NE Somerset) have experienced first-hand what it is like to have dementia, when they stepped inside the Virtual Dementia Room, as part of a training session on June 28th.
The Tour took over two training rooms for the interactive day long training sessions.
Experience Trainer and managing director Glen Knight said:

We are pleased to be working with Bluebird Care by providing the Virtual Dementia Tour to their staff.  This demonstrates their commitment to providing high quality care for their customers living with dementia.  We are confident that the staff have learnt new skills and approaches that will enable the customers to remain in their own homes for as long as possible, with the right care and support from those who better understand the condition after going through the tour

The Mobile Virtual Dementia Tour is a unique experience which enables participants to see the world from the perspective of someone living with dementia. Whilst initially participants experience fear and anxiety, the tour seeks to build empathy in staff and families so that they can change their practice and approaches to dementia care. Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life.
Louise Taylor, Business Manager said:

This training was a truly amazing experience and it was a real pleasure for me to watch all my staff engaged and learning new experiences. I can see that everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and learned something new. Our care staff can use this knowledge in their day-to-day working life, and use this to benefit our customers who suffer with Dementia

Ben Gillow, Care Worker said:

It really was by far and away the best training session I have received in my time as a Carer. It was succinct, to the point and amazingly realistic, delivered brilliantly. Thanks for the opportunity.

Bluebird Care (Bath & NE Somerset) provides care in people’s own homes, many of whom have dementia, across the region.
Contact us at Bluebird Care on 01225 445225 or bath@bluebirdcare.co.uk.