Bringing Lucy Home

By Claire Martin, 14th April 2021 Twenty-eight year old Lucy (not her real name) usually lives in a shared home with one other resident and two 1:1 carers.  On the night of  9th-10th March, while in their professional care, she suffered two fractures in her right leg and was taken to hospital. She’s still in hospital nearly aContinue reading “Bringing Lucy Home”

Your care plan is flawed and you can’t make it perfect

A comprehensive care plan, bespoken in great detail according to the service user’s needs, likes and dislikes is something most care homes perceive to be the ideal. You mainly only hear of the positive effects of this (something we have also lauded in previous articles) from better and more meaningful care to an easier introductionContinue reading “Your care plan is flawed and you can’t make it perfect”

Care Plans – who are they for?

Helen Sanderson talks to Forum Trustee, John Kennedy about: Paperwork Care Plans – what are they for? Who are they for? Staff or inspectors? Are Care Plans evidence-based practice? Do Care Plans get in the way of care? In 2014 the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published a report on excessive paperwork. The most depressing finding wasContinue reading “Care Plans – who are they for?”

Care Plans – who are they for?

Helen Sanderson has started to talk to John Kennedy about policies, procedures and paperwork in #carehomes. They ask: Care Plans – what are they for? Who are they for? Staff or inspectors? Are Care Plans evidence-based practice? Do Care Plans get in the way of care? They conclude: Perhaps the time has come for aContinue reading “Care Plans – who are they for?”