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/

A residential child care worker’s Queen’s Speech

My lords and members of the House of Commons. My Government’s priority is to deliver a national recovery from the pandemic that makes the United Kingdom stronger, healthier and more prosperous than before. To achieve this, my Government will……….according to Jonathan Stanley and Ed Nixon,Friday, May 14, 2021 Read in full at CYP Now SourceContinue reading “A residential child care worker’s Queen’s Speech”

‘I suppose it’s probably time to start looking at a care home, isn’t it?’

by Andrew Maclaren 2021-04-27 We’re a group of researchers, from different disciplines who are working together to try and improve the lived experience of older people. Nearly everyone wants to stay in their own home for as long as they can. But sometimes this isn’t possible, and some people have to start thinking about alternatives,Continue reading “‘I suppose it’s probably time to start looking at a care home, isn’t it?’”

Values in Action – where rhetoric meets reality

Originally posted on Dr Heery:
In this blog I share my experience of being a parent to the wonderful, indefatigable Molly. We have read through it together, and she is happy for me to share it with you. Values are important. Not just in an abstract, theoretical way, but in driving the decisions we make…

I’m not your ‘good girl’ – why older people don’t like being spoken to like a baby

Caroline Egan, March 2021 Calling older people names like ‘sweetie’ or ‘dear’ is quite common in aged care homes. But researchers have found that when aged care workers speak to older people as though they are children, it creates the perception of incompetence, and that can lead to a downward spiral. What is ‘elderspeak’? ElderspeakContinue reading “I’m not your ‘good girl’ – why older people don’t like being spoken to like a baby”

Are care homes the hospices of the future?

Two years ago in April 2019 Dr Sarah Russell, a Carer and Nurse who tweets @learnhospice, George Coxon a Care Home Owner who tweets @CoxonGeorge and Dr Ros Taylor MBE a Palliative Care Physician and Care Home trustee who tweets @hospicedoctor wrote this thought provoking blog. Its worth a read now (Residential Forum comment) WithContinue reading “Are care homes the hospices of the future?”

Can retirement communities help solve the social care crisis?

Retirement communities are becoming increasingly popular in other countries, but could they work as well in the UK, asks David Brindle. 19 April 2021 Selected extracts: ‘Every decision about care is also a decision about housing.’ There’s a lack of clarity about what constitutes a retirement community There are various descriptors in use in addition toContinue reading “Can retirement communities help solve the social care crisis?”

9 common nursing home hazards

Blog | Insurance Choice A key consideration when a family moves a relative into a nursing home is that person’s safety. Assisted living offers a safer environment than life at home on their own, and that can help family members make the decision that an elderly loved one will be better off in a care.Continue reading “9 common nursing home hazards”

Why the market matters in adult social care (and what we can do about it)

Omar Idriss, Stephen Rocks, Simon Bottery If the adult social care market worked well, as the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has explained in the case of care homes, it would match supply and demand, and people would make well-informed choices about how their care needs are met. Those working in the sector would beContinue reading “Why the market matters in adult social care (and what we can do about it)”

Covid-19: A Swedish care home doctor’s perspective

This post written by a care home doctor who works in a small Swedish town. In other words, he is responsible for the wellbeing of frail elderly people living in care homes. He has treated a lot of patients with covid-19. Since the situation may be different in some other countries, it is useful toContinue reading “Covid-19: A Swedish care home doctor’s perspective”