Care homes, their communities, and resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

Interim findings from a qualitative study Abstract Background: From late February 2020, English care homes rapidly adapted their practices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to accommodating new guidelines and policies, staff had to adjust to rapid reconfiguration of services external to the home that they would normally depend upon for support. ThisContinue reading “Care homes, their communities, and resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic”

COVID-19 and residential care facilities: issues and concerns identified by the international network prevention of elder abuse

Marie Beaulieu, Julien Cadieux Genesse, Kevin St-Martin The Journal of Adult Protection Publication date: 13 November 2020 Abstract Purpose The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the physical, psychological, social and financial health of older persons. On this subject, the United Nations published a policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 on older persons in May 2020.Continue reading “COVID-19 and residential care facilities: issues and concerns identified by the international network prevention of elder abuse”

The Great Escape From Woodlands Nursing Home By Joanna Nell

At nearly ninety, retired nature writer Hattie Bloom prefers the company of birds to people, but when a fall lands her in a nursing home she struggles to cope with the loss of independence and privacy. From the confines of her ‘room with a view’ – of the car park! – she dreams of escape.Continue reading “The Great Escape From Woodlands Nursing Home By Joanna Nell”

“You’re at their mercy”: Older peoples’ experiences of moving from home to a care home

A grounded theory study – O’Neill – 2020 – International Journal of Older People Nursing – Wiley Online Library Abstract Background Internationally, it is recognised that the transition to a care home environment can be an emotional and stressful occasion for older people and their families. There is a paucity of research that takes intoContinue reading ““You’re at their mercy”: Older peoples’ experiences of moving from home to a care home”

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

Qualitative study of loneliness in a senior housing community: the importance of wisdom and other coping strategies

Abstract Objective: Older adults are at a high risk for loneliness, which impacts their health, well-being, and longevity. While related to social isolation, loneliness is a distinct, internally experienced, distressing feeling. The present qualitative study sought to identify characteristics of loneliness in older adults living independently within a senior housing community, which is typically designedContinue reading “Qualitative study of loneliness in a senior housing community: the importance of wisdom and other coping strategies”

A design for later life – senior living and intergenerational communities – Blogs – Housing LIN …intergenerational community concept presents a layered urban community, focused around a hub for social, wellbeing and economic interaction. Residents of all housing types have access to a wealth of shared facilities; including market and event spaces, a library, asContinue reading

Measuring ageing: An introduction to the Ageing Better Measures Framework

06/02/19 The Ageing Better Measures Framework (ABMF) was developed to help individuals and organisations working in this area to access and utilise some of the most high-quality measures, scales and data sources looking at outcomes at the individual level. It is intended as an accessible tool for anyone who is interested in ageing-related data orContinue reading “Measuring ageing: An introduction to the Ageing Better Measures Framework”