Training for Families & Carers

Training creates the foundation for the high levels of care that we provide

We are committed to being by your side, not only in providing the very best homecare, but also helping you to obtain the skills you need to care for those you love.

We take pride in our record of providing the very highest levels of clinical training to all of our healthcare professional staff. The comprehensive First Option Healthcare training packages are also available for the families and carers of paediatric and adult patients, including bespoke and personalised support training. Whatever your specific needs or challenges, we can provide the expert training you require.

Our structured training modules can equip families and carers with the range of  skills and support services required to cater for a wide range of complex clinical conditions, including physical disabilities, neurological and neuromuscular conditions, mental health issues, challenging behaviour or learning difficulties.

Training modules include:

  • Tracheostomy and ventilation
  • Cecostomy, colostomy, ileostomy, fistula care
  • Urinary catheter, suprapubic catheter, mitrofanoff, nephrostomy, urostomy care
  • Oncology and Chemotherapy care
  • Tracheostomy and ventilator care
  • Suction, oxygen and nebuliser administration
  • Gastrostomy care and safe drug administration
  • Autonomic dysreflexia and spinal care
  • Infection control
  • Administration of medication
  • Management of complex epilepsy and rescue medications
  • End-of-life care
  • Challenging behaviour and de-escalation techniques

Why train with First Option Healthcare?

As a leading national provider of expert homecare services, and fully accredited by the Care Quality Commission, we understand that homecare demands specialists skills, experience and empathy. With a proven reputation for delivering the highest skilled and caring personnel, our exclusive in-house training services enable us to share this extensive experience with you.

Whether you opt for our structured day training packages, or find a bespoke one-to-one training package is better suited to your needs, we are committed to being there for you, helping you obtain the skills you need to support the ones you love.


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