Feeling safe and being heard in residential care is crucial

Dorothy Hodgkinson from Finding Perspectives discusses the importance of safeguarding adults in care homes 04 September 2020 Often when an adult transitions to living in residential care, there’s an understanding that this may well be their final home. It becomes the imperative of the facility and its staff to create an environment of comfort, safety,Continue reading “Feeling safe and being heard in residential care is crucial”

Structural discrimination and abuse: COVID-19 and people in care homes in England and Wales

Jonathan Parker, The Journal of Adult Protection Article publication date: 15 February 2021 The purpose of this paper is to explore the significant and high death toll of COVID-19 on care home residents and social care staff in England and Wales. These mortality figures, alongside differential treatment of residents and staff during the pandemic, areContinue reading “Structural discrimination and abuse: COVID-19 and people in care homes in England and Wales”

The Retirement Village and Extra Care Housing in England: Operators’ Experience during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The RE-COV Study findings make essential reading on how the sector mobilised quickly to respond to COVID-19 related deaths in their schemes last year, especially when much of the spotlight was on the crisis in care homes at that time. Download the Executive Summary The RE-COV Study reveals: The overall lower than expected proportion ofContinue reading “The Retirement Village and Extra Care Housing in England: Operators’ Experience during the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Is length of life more important than quality of life?

“My mum’s death was hastened by measures in place to ‘protect’ people in homes. Her quality of life was vastly reduced. We need to ask ourselves ‘What is more important, length or quality of life?’” Back in June 2019, mum decided she wanted to move into a care home as she was finding living aloneContinue reading “Is length of life more important than quality of life?”

Older People in Residential Setting: Results of a National Survey of Staff-Resident Interactions and Conflicts

NCPOP, Ireland 2012 Abstract: The vast majority of older people in receipt of care in the residential sector are cared for in high quality, safe and supportive settings. However, there is international evidence that suggests that a significant minority of older people in residential homes are nursed in inadequate physical environments and experience a lossContinue reading “Older People in Residential Setting: Results of a National Survey of Staff-Resident Interactions and Conflicts”