At the ‘Introduction to support with your digital device’ sessions many care home staff who took part indicated their interest in the opportunity to be part of a wider network that offered the chance to learn from others, have focused topic discussions and the opportunity to ask questions.
In response to this, we ran a series of Learning and Support Network sessions which contained a short presentation on a relevant topic followed by the opportunity to share experiences and useful tips.
Introduction to Support with your device
An introduction session to the many different resources and support available online to help you use your device and looking at the wider forms of support around connecting online. Approx 20 minutes duration.
Library of Recorded Network Sessions
Wellbeing and Resilience by Lisa Maynard, Care Inspectorate
The main topic was on ‘Wellbeing and Resilience’. Lisa shared her thoughts and reflections with the group and provided an oversight of online material that is available to support those receiving care and those working in the care sector. Approx 11 minutes duration.
Digital Capabilities for CPL by Barrie Wilson, SSSC
The main topic covered ‘Personal Development of Digital Skills for Carers in a Care Home’ and ‘My Learning’, a new app that enables care workers to record your CPD activity on your mobile phone. The session also looked at ‘23 Things Digital’ and how this integrates with the open badge platform. Approx 7 minutes duration.
Digital Creativity by Anne Gallacher, Luminate
Anne spoke about Luminate’s online opportunities for older people, focusing on creative activity films on their website and recent care home projects led by artists using Zoom. Also covered was what the Luminate team and collaborating care homes have learned, the challenges faced and successes achieved along the way. Approx 14 minute duration.
Using iPad to suit your residents needs by Martin Coutts, Apple Educator
Martin presented on accessibility and personalisation of the iPad looking at; Top Tips for device setup considerations; Top Tips for device security and privacy; and how to amend font-size, contrast settings and other configurations to help meet your residents needs . Approx 30 minute duration.
Cyber Security by Scott Tees, SSSC
Scott Tees talks about cyber security through investing in people rather than as an IT/Technical approach. Being online is all about the people, looking at it as an extension of life -another means of communication, it effects us all in someway. Looking at scammers and their tactics, and covering the fact that everyone having a duty of care to prevent potential scams. Approx 14 minute duration.
Social Media Guide for Care Homes by Jenni Mack, Marketing Executive, The Care Workers Charity
Jenni Mack discusses what platforms and how to best utilise them; Things to share; Things NOT to share; Having a Social Media Policy; Using Hashtags; and Tagging Others. Approx 11 minute duration.
Team Arts in a Digital World - Care Home Activities Utilising Technology by Jenni Mack, Marketing Executive, The Care Workers Charity
Jenni Mack discusses living in a digital age and how to utilise the access to the internet and digital devices for resident activities. This includes; accessing music platforms and songs for residents; movies and TV shows; Google Maps and Street View to reminisce on areas they know, childhood homes etc; reading books, newspapers and completing puzzles; as well as online exercise and interactive classes. Approx 17 minute duration.
Digital approaches to support people living with dementia
Nicola Cooper talks about her time working with Alzheimer Scotland and the proof of concepts they took part in, as well as sharing their findings from over 40 case studies. Learn about a range of resources residents living with dementia, and other long term health conditions, use and the importance of finding the right technology for specific individuals. It's important to remember it's not a 'one size fits all' approach.