Considering food hygiene in care homes should be the first thing on your To-Do list if you’re building or refurbishing cooking and preparation areas. Here is a look at the key areas you should focus on when planning your kitchen layout, choosing your commercial catering equipment and finalising your food safety management processes.
Read this item to understand why good food hygiene is so important in the care home?
28 Sep 2021 Article By: Melissa Magee, company director and architect, Carless + Adams
After the last 18 months the benefits offered by intergenerational living need little explanation. The concept of different generations living together, sharing resources, skills and experience can help to build a robust community.
Tackling isolation, providing support and keeping mentally and physically fit are some of the huge benefits that such a way of living can provide, all of which are essential for our elderly’s health and wellbeing.
“Cohousing communities are communities organised collaboratively. Residents have their own private spaces but band together to share meals and facilities, organise activities and look out for each other.
The focus is on community. All that’s required is a neighbourhood where people want to band together, take care of one another and collaborate for the good of all.”
Yvette Stanley, Ofsted’s National Director for Regulation and Social Care, explains plans for multi-building registrations of children’s homes.
The care system is under pressure. Places to live for children with the most complex needs are scarce, and often not where they are most needed. And while the recent move to stop using unregulated accommodation for under-16s is welcome in principle, it’s likely to put even more pressure on a system already struggling to cope with demand.
The present situation is extremely urgent. Extra Care housing is facing a looming crisis as supply fails to keep up with demand. Of the 400,000 short fall in older people’s housing units by 2030, 61,000 of these will be Extra Care.
The issue features six peer-reviewed articles, covering topics from life after residential care to applying implementation science to residential care, as well as nine shorter articles reporting on practice or contemporary issues, including the first ever Care Experienced History Month and the UN Day of General Discussion on Children’s Rights and Alternative Care.
The infographic, whilst part of marketing the assisted living services, shows up the differences in the USA as not being the same as between care homes with and without nursing in the UK. (Residential Forum is thinking about the future of residential care in the UK)
What We Do | Roland Park Place is the only full-service, accredited not-for-profit Life Plan retirement community in Baltimore City and is a leader in aging services for older adults and their families.
Roland Park Place offers premier access to city life coupled with the comfort and convenience of suburban living — all within a beautifully landscaped park-like setting with breathtaking city skyline views.
A charming alternative to traditional senior living, the Roland Park Place community supports its Residents’ active independent lifestyles by promoting the vision of all individuals who are fully engaging in life regardless of age. Including maintenance-free Independent Living, Residential Care Assisted Living, Memory Care Assisted Living, and comprehensive/skilled nursing care, Roland Park Place is well-appointed to serve adults over the age of 60 at any physical or cognitive ability.
This is just a glimpse at the home offer to ageing citizens of Baltimore, Maryland. Have a fuller browse of the website including the affordability calculator…
by Maya Haddad, Dr Alison Beck and Dr Katherine Belton
Previous research has highlighted the risk factors associated with high stress among care home staff, including high staff turnover and absenteeism and staff malpractice. But the fragmentation of care home provision, both in terms of different types and sizes of providers of services and the complex process of commissioning and purchasing services, poses significant challenges to ensuring consistent support for staff in care homes.
The researchers spoke to people working in the care home sector in south London during the summer of 2020 to explore the extent to which they feel emotionally supported at work. They interviewed stakeholders representing various agencies and organisations that support the sector to find out what could be done to improve the emotional wellbeing of this vital workforce.
“The leaving care process is awkward to write about; it’s difficult to talk about a young person leaving care, when some young people reflect that we don’t leave care, care leaves us. It’s difficult to write about moving into independence as this insinuates a reliance on self-sufficiency, on facing and going at the world alone. When really, who is truly independent? Instead, let our trajectory of focus change from being a move ‘out of care’ to a move to interdependence.”