Thinking about research in care homes

The Care Home Action Researcher-in-residence Model (CHARM) Framework manual is now available to download: The CHARM Framework ManualDownload A step-by-step guide for care homes to conduct their own research projects An online library of resources from the CHARM manual is provided Here

CHARM Care Home Research Study – A project to find out resident, visitor and staff preferences and suggestions for our new garden space and associated activities

Originally posted on Association for Dementia Studies Blog:
Four care homes participated in the CHARM research project, conducting two mini-research projects each. This blog shares the experiences of Sanctuary Care’s Hastings Residential Care Home in Malvern, Worcestershire and their second mini-research study. Hastings is also part of Sanctuary Group and thanks go especially to Home…

CQC to publish Care Home COVID-19 death data on 21 July

Originally posted on BLM HEALTH AND CARE BLOG:
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced that it is to publish data concerning the number of COVID-19 deaths in care homes between 10 April 2020 and 31 March 2021. The data will be published at its July public board meeting. Data is already produced by the…

Property developer plans 5,000 UK retirement homes in city centres

Originally posted on East Devon Watch:
Is this the start of the “New Normal”? – Owl A property developer owned by a French investment management group has announced an ambitious £2bn plan to build 5,000 retirement homes across 40 urban sites in the UK over the next decade. Julia Kollewe As town and city…

#oursocialcare — Social Care Future

By Anna Severwright, Another social care conference… the big names talking… and no one who draws on social care speaking at the main sessions. This is 2021 and still the conversations about social care, are happening without us, people with lived experience of social care (either themselves or as a family carer). Thankfully we have […]Continue reading “#oursocialcare — Social Care Future”

Obliquity – John Kay

But a house is not simply a machine for living in. There is a difference between a house and a home. The functions of a home are complex and the utility of a building depends not only on its design but on the reactions of those who live in it. The occupants of the Pruitt-IgoeContinue reading “Obliquity – John Kay”

How To Succeed In An Interview For A Care Home Manager Position

Home Manager, Liam Palmer, offers his insights in to how to be successful in a Care Home Manager interview, and provides a framework for answering some of the typical questions. “More than ever, if you are considering a move up/across, your preparation needs to be spot on.” See the topics covered at Source: How ToContinue reading “How To Succeed In An Interview For A Care Home Manager Position”

‘Opening a New Care Home’

residentialforum: A book review from Des Kelly OBE Ironic, isn’t it, that there are more publications on closing care homes than on opening them! Given the considerable investment that a new care home represents (at least £3m and often much more) this is a significant gap – one which this new guide ‘Opening a NewContinue reading “‘Opening a New Care Home’”

Guidance for Nursing Homes Leaves Key Themes Unaddressed

Abstract COVID-19 mortality disproportionally affects nursing homes, creating enormous pressures to deliver high-quality end-of-life care. Comprehensive palliative care should be an explicit part of both national and global COVID-19 response plans. Therefore, we aimed to identify, review, and compare national and international COVID-19 guidance for nursing homes concerning palliative care, issued by government bodies andContinue reading “Guidance for Nursing Homes Leaves Key Themes Unaddressed”

Guide to managing transitions in care

residentialforum: Guide to managing transitions in care The guide examines: The indicators that show when a child with a traumatic background is ready to make the move from residential care to a family environment What needs to be in place to ensure a smooth transition into a successful fostering or kinship placement The key roleContinue reading “Guide to managing transitions in care”