Older Australians need more housing choices

Keryn Curtis, October 16, 2020 “…cohousing needs to be a serious option in the housing mix and it needs to be supported by planning policy and business leadership.” More choices needed With due respect to the retirement village industry, the reality is, if you are living in your family home and would like to ‘rightsize’Continue reading “Older Australians need more housing choices”

Ageing and Assisted Living in the USA

Senior’s Are Living Longer than Ever/// Life expectancy jumped by 10 years since 1960, and by 2060, it’s expected to rise from 79 to 85. The Aging Population Is Growing at a Rapid Rate/// In the last 10 years, the senior population has increased by and it’s expected to double from 49 million to 98Continue reading “Ageing and Assisted Living in the USA”

Care homes of the future could see technology take a leading role in the delivery of care

The report, ‘Silver Chic: The future of retirement housing and care’ contains two computer generated images that depict how care homes could look in fifty years time. (Now 44 years as the report was published in 2015) The designs are complete with ambient monitoring walls, rotating gardens and virtual pets for residents, and are completeContinue reading “Care homes of the future could see technology take a leading role in the delivery of care”

Care Homes: How You Should Communicate Your Information

It is never an easy decision to move into care. It is usually a big step, only being finally taken when every other alternative has been explored and exhausted. The decision is charged with emotion;  often being taken by the person’s family at a time of crisis when their relative is in poor health. GivenContinue reading “Care Homes: How You Should Communicate Your Information”

‘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?’”

Future options for housing and care

Improving housing that facilitates care and support for older people This is the first report of the Commission on the Role of Housing in the Future of Care and Support. Co-produced with people with lived experience and senior figures in the health, social care and housing sectors, it aims to provide a short overview ofContinue reading “Future options for housing and care”

Care homes – a positive choice?

Blog  |  Brendoncare: Dedicated to improving the quality of life for older people Care homes are as individual as the people who live in them. Every day, lives are enhanced by great services in care homes….. Families thank staff for the wonderful care they provide in the most challenging and difficult circumstances. That is what we shouldContinue reading “Care homes – a positive choice?”

An Inquiry by Social Workers into Evening Routines in Community Living Settings for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Abstract Significant progress has been made since the 1980s in supporting adults with learning disability to live independent lives in the community. In 2012, the Department of Health in England announced the latest policy initiative to further invest in community support for people with learning disabilities, Transforming Care. Building the right community supported living settingContinue reading “An Inquiry by Social Workers into Evening Routines in Community Living Settings for Adults with Learning Disabilities”

Older people’s decisions about extra-care housing

In this blog Kate Baxter talks about Sarah Hillcoat-Nallétamby’s paper ‘Pathways to choice’ of care setting. The paper is about older people’s involvement in decisions to move to an extra-care housing scheme. Extra-care housing combines accommodation where people can live independently with on-site personal care and domestic support. There can also be communal spaces andContinue reading “Older people’s decisions about extra-care housing”

Care homes: when is the right time and who decides?

A free factsheet is available to help you make the right decision for people living with dementia about full-time or residential care, if the person cannot make it themselves.  Care homes: when is the right time and who decides?               Recognising high-quality care            Continue reading “Care homes: when is the right time and who decides?”

To save money, councils are pushing residential care – and stripping rights

Rob Greig  writing in the Guardian Social Care Network 29 Jun 2017 Institutions deprive many disabled and older people of rights, yet supported living is more cost effective. Why aren’t local authorities acting on the evidence? The right to live in one’s own home, secure in the knowledge that you can stay there as longContinue reading “To save money, councils are pushing residential care – and stripping rights”