Keeping the spirits up? A study about promoting good practice in relation to alcohol use in care homes for older people

In this blog Dr Sarah Wadd sets out her plan for a new care home study, funded by the National Institute for Health Research School for Social Care Research, which will explore issues around alcohol use in care homes. The questions they want to answer are:- What practices, rules and policies currently exist in relationContinue reading “Keeping the spirits up? A study about promoting good practice in relation to alcohol use in care homes for older people”

How registered managers can support and encourage learning at work

Support for registered managers From Skills for Care At the heart of every outstanding service is a manager who’s working hard to ensure that they can create a person-centred culture that delivers great, high-quality care. We understand that you’re going through incredibly challenging times at the moment, and everyone at Skills for Care is humbled byContinue reading “How registered managers can support and encourage learning at work”

The Home – Christopher Green

Enter the world of a fictional residential care home in this large-scale experimental show by Christopher Green. The Home is a 48-hour immersive experience which gives participants an opportunity to discover the problems and pleasures of being cared for in a communal setting, and explores the care home as a place of reinvention and possibility. Logistically, TheContinue reading “The Home – Christopher Green”

Younger generation’s perceptions of care homes

University of Oxford Student Consultancy, a programme for students run by the university to support local organisations, conducted research over an eight-week period which revealed that just one in six (15.7%) respondents have a positive perception of care homes. Read a summary of the research findings at…. Source Care Home Professional: https://www.carehomeprofessional.com/watch-younger-generations-perceptions-of-care-homes-must-change-research-finds/

Antipsychotic prescribing in care homes before and after launch of a national dementia strategy

An observational study (2015) in English institutions over a 4-year period | BMJ Open PDF Strengths and limitations of this study To our knowledge, this is the first UK study to examine long-term impact of a national policy initiative on antipsychotic prescribing in carehomes. The samples studied are many times those of other UK antipsychoticContinue reading “Antipsychotic prescribing in care homes before and after launch of a national dementia strategy”

Denville Hall | the residential home for all members of the theatrical profession

The history of Denville Hall is undoubtedly wonderful – the generosity of its founder, the beautiful Hall, the photographs of the film and theatre icons who have lived there – but it is the present that is really remarkable.  Denville Hall is bustling with activity. Residents are in the bar with friends, catching up with their familiesContinue reading “Denville Hall | the residential home for all members of the theatrical profession”

Is this to be the cross-party decade of housing-with-care?

Just as the expansion of care homes in the 1980s and 1990s and homecare in the 1990s and 2000s was largely driven by pieces of legislation and regulation specific to these sectors, we now need the same for housing-with-care. Read the blog in full at… Source Red Brick: https://redbrickblog.co.uk/2021/05/is-this-to-be-the-cross-party-decade-of-housing-with-care/

Hospice for your Loved One – Hospice information for Patients, Their Loved Ones, and Caregivers

Welcome to Hospice-101.com: A Website Designed to help families, friends, patients, and loved ones understand what to expect on the End-of-Life Journey with Hospice. This was created and is managed in a small, local hometown in Wisconsin by a Hospice RN Case Manager with 7-years experience as a Hospice Nurse, and is a Certified HospiceContinue reading “Hospice for your Loved One – Hospice information for Patients, Their Loved Ones, and Caregivers”

OUTSTANDING SOCIETY: Achieving an Outstanding in ‘Safe’

With less than 0.5% of homes currently rated Outstanding in ‘Safe’ KLOE, Director of the Outstanding Society, Zoe Fry, asks what does ‘safe’ look like? Read in full at…. Source Care Home Professional: https://www.carehomeprofessional.com/outstanding-society-achieving-an-outstanding-in-safe/ To find out more visit http://www.theoutstandingsociety.co.uk or email info@theoutstandingsociety.co.uk

Covid-19: Official figures “underestimate” deaths caused by discharging patients into care homes

The UK government has admitted that its policy during the early stages of the covid-19 pandemic to have patients moved from hospitals to care homes may have directly led to subsequent deaths. Outbreaks of the virus could potentially be linked to the policy, says a report from Public Health England (PHE), because patients were notContinue reading “Covid-19: Official figures “underestimate” deaths caused by discharging patients into care homes”