incus in Care
Course Information and Modules
Attaining incus-care enables participating providers to demonstrate and evidence their achievement in enhancing awareness, improving knowledge, and building new skills to meet the specific needs of residents with sensory impairment.
The need for incus
Supporting older people with sensory impairment in care
At least 75% of people living in care will have a hearing impairment, 50% a visual impairment and over 70% will have some form of cognitive impairment. Financial and staffing pressures coupled with an emphasis on the provision of nursing care has led to the needs of this growing sector being under-serviced and often overlooked.
Why we developed this course
Unmanaged sensory impairment exacerbates social isolation and loneliness, ultimately leading to poorer quality of life. It is associated with increased risk of depression, stroke, hypertension, dementia, frailty, falls and early mortality. Through a bespoke package of works, incus-care helps to guide care staff promote good sensory health for residents. Working individually with each setting we can create a course which addresses often overlooked areas such as: identification and management of common hearing and visual impairments; recognising the role of the environment; simple and effective equipment as well as short courses in British Sign Language to communicate with Deaf residents, and sighted guide for guiding blind residents.