Guide: Supporting shared decision making in care homes

This guide on shared decision making was co-created by My Home Life England alongside an Expert Advisory Group of people working in a range of care homes. The guide contains Case studies, positive practice thoughts and ideas to help support and develop discussions about shared decision making. Links to My Home Life tools and ideasContinue reading “Guide: Supporting shared decision making in care homes”

Children in Care – Larry

Originally posted on Renegades Escapades:
(Larry’s name has been changed.) £1,200,000 ($1,630,000) is a lot of money. It’s the cost of four average homes in the U.K. or four years at University for thirty three students or the amount needed to support a family of four for 26 years. It’s also how much one Local…

Housing for Dementia and Integrated Care in the Netherlands

This case study looks at two contrasting examples of accommodation for older people in the Netherlands, comparing the successful care of dementia, as exemplified by De Hogeweyk, a ‘Dementia Village’, with accommodation for independent living with integrated care as exemplified by the award winning Pelgromhof project. Read in full at Source: CPA-International-Case-Study-4-Housing-and-Dementia-Care-in-the-Netherlands.pdf

Design, Dignity, Dementia: dementia-related design and the built environment

Alzheimer’s Disease International Across two volumes, including 84 case studies, the report looks at design in home/domestic settings, day and residential care, hospitals and public buildings and spaces. The report makes a strong statement that design for dementia is 30 years behind the physical disabilities movement – and that this must change! Source: https://www.alz.co.uk/research/world-report-2020

Care Under the Rainbow Online learning materials and films for making #carehomes more inclusive for older LGBT+ people in England and Wales This project produced a research-informed online learning resource for care and nursing home staff and managers in England and Wales that communicates messages for informing practice from recent and current research on Lesbian,Continue reading