incus in Care

Course Information and Modules

Sensory awareness in care

Equipment and the environment

Introduction to the Deaf community & British Sign Language – in care

Basic sign language in care

Sighted guide

Developing a comprehensive care & communication plan

Sensory loss & dementia

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.

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"I found the training very helpful and it will help me to help others in my care”


Care Worker

"We are delighted that so many of our team have already completed their INCUS-care training. Having sight or hearing loss makes life even more difficult for people with dementia who already have to live with the challenges of the condition. We believe that people with sensory loss can lead healthier lives with improved social and emotional wellbeing which is why it is so important for our team to undertake this specialist training."

Cathrina Moore

Specialist Admiral Nurse & Director

Chapel House & Plessington Court Care Homes

Dr. Jenna Littlejohn

Brian Cadwallader