We are very proud of our care staff at Fold Ireland, the majority of whom have achieved the FETAC Level 5 Qualification in Care of the Older Person from Skillvec.
By the end of April this year, 12 more of our care staff will have achieved this qualification which ensures the team are all working to the same high standards in our Housing with Care Schemes.
Staff who successfully complete the qualification will:
• demonstrate good work practices in the provision of individualised holistic care for older people;
• understand the concept of the ageing process;
• be able to meet the full range of needs of older people in a variety of care settings;
• enhance the quality of life of the older person.
The last cohort of 35 staff to achieve the Level 5 Care of the Older Person qualification, were presented with their awards at a special graduation ceremony at the Carlton Hotel Dublin. The graduates were joined by members of the Senior Management Team and Fold Ireland’s Board .
Martina Conroy, Care Services Manager, Fold Ireland said, “We are immensely proud of our care staff in achieving the qualification which has become the minimum standard for working as part of the care services team in Fold Ireland. Achieving the Level 5 qualification demonstrates the commitment and dedication of each individual and the high standards of the team at Fold Ireland. It is important to us, our residents and their families.”