International COVID-19 Palliative Care Guidance for Nursing Homes

International COVID-19 Palliative Care Guidance for Nursing Homes Leaves Key Themes Unaddressed https://www.jpsmjournal.com/article/S0885-3924(20)30372-9/fulltext 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 internationalContinue reading “International COVID-19 Palliative Care Guidance for Nursing Homes”

The Good Home Inquiry launched to find policy solutions for England’s housing crisis

The Good Home Inquiry is an evidence-based analysis of England’s housing policies to determine the causes of, and solutions to, the poor quality of so much of our housing. The Good Home Inquiry launched to find policy solutions for England’s housing crisis

Alternatives to institutional care for older people

Download                                                                                                             Continue reading “Alternatives to institutional care for older people”

A young life cut short – Community Living

residentialforum: “In 2010, the care home changed to supported living. Richard signed a tenancy agreement despite having no proper understanding of what it meant. Families were reassured that, while changes would affect administrative and financial matters, care would remain the same. However, unbeknown to me, changes were made to his care; bowel charts ceased andContinue reading “A young life cut short – Community Living”

Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care settings, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)

residentialforum: How do I keep my young people and workforce in residential care settings safe from coronavirus (COVID-19) and how do I mitigate the risk of it spreading? Local authorities and providers can refer to: safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care settings, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)   isolationContinue reading “Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care settings, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)”

Monthly testing in care homes is not enough – AT Today – Assistive Technology

Last week, the Government announced that it will introduce monthly testing for all care home residents in the UK and weekly tests for staff. Monthly testing in care homes is not enough – AT Today – Assistive Technology

Put children at the heart of the recovery

STATEMENT The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been widespread, affecting the lives of every baby, child and young person in the country. This generation of children face unprecedented threats to their childhoods and life chances. They deserve an unprecedented response. We call on the Prime Minister to announce that children will join health andContinue reading “Put children at the heart of the recovery”

Skeleton Science and the Older Generation

The Millings Residential Care Home, Bedale, in North Yorkshire This pilot study was funded by Durham University and included short talks on archaeology, including how archaeological sites are discovered and excavated, and the different specialisms, including pottery, animal and plant remains, and human skeletons. Local sites of interest were included in discussions, and especially referencesContinue reading “Skeleton Science and the Older Generation”