My Home Life NI – Leadership Support & Practice
Development Programme 2017
8 Best Practice Themes
Maintaining Identity: Working creatively with residents to maintain their sense of personal identity and engage in meaningful activity.
Sharing Decision-making: Facilitating informed risk-taking and the involvement of residents, relatives and staff in shared decision-making in all aspects of home life.
Creating Community: Optimising relationships between and across staff, residents, family, friends and the wider local community. Encouraging a sense of security, continuity, belonging, purpose, achievement and significance for all.
Managing Transitions: Supporting people both to manage the loss and upheaval associated with going into a home and help them to move forward.
Improving Health and Healthcare: Ensuring adequate access to healthcare services and promoting health to optimise residents’ quality of life.
Supporting Good End of Life: Valuing the ‘living’ and ‘dying’ in care homes and helping residents to prepare for a ‘good death’ with the support of their families.
Keeping Workforce Fit for Purpose: Identifying and meeting ever-changing training needs within the care home workforce.
Promoting a Positive Culture: Developing leadership, management and expertise to deliver a culture of care where care homes are seen as a positive option.
You can find out more about all the 8 themes on the MHL UK website where each theme has a summary, resources and a DVD encouraging staff to learn more about residents’ lives and helps them to tailor their care to each individual.
Visit MHL UK Web Site https://www.myhomelifeni.co.uk/
Hear from managers who have completed the MHL NI Leadership programme – watch a series of short videos