Are care homes the hospices of the future?

Two years ago in April 2019 Dr Sarah Russell, a Carer and Nurse who tweets @learnhospice, George Coxon a Care Home Owner who tweets @CoxonGeorge and Dr Ros Taylor MBE a Palliative Care Physician and Care Home trustee who tweets @hospicedoctor wrote this thought provoking blog. Its worth a read now (Residential Forum comment)

With an ageing population, an increased proportion of older people will need to access care and support in a long term care facility. Indeed, over the next 25 years, care homes will become the most common place of death. Hospice care aims to affirm life and death, however they are now considering new ways to reach more people beyond the walls of their buildings. Read it in full on BGS website….

Source British Geriatrics Society: https://www.bgs.org.uk/blog/are-care-homes-the-hospices-of-the-future

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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