COVID-19 in U.S. nursing homes

COVID-19 in U.S. nursing homes: Humanizing the culture of care in spite of a pandemic – Blogs – McKnight’s Long Term Care News No one wants to live in a hospital or a “facility” or even be referred to as a “patient” in their home. We want to be at home wherever we live —Continue reading “COVID-19 in U.S. nursing homes”

Spotting a ‘closed culture’ – CQC inspections – RadcliffesLeBrasseur The Care Quality Commission (‘CQC’) has produced guidance (‘Guidance’) for their inspection teams and Mental Health Act reviewers to assist them in identifying ‘closed cultures’ at the earliest opportunity and to take appropriate action to prevent recurrence of the abuse exposed at Whorlton Hall.

Arts in care homes – SCIE

Involving people who live in care homes in the creative arts can delight, inspire and even bring health benefits. This resource offers care teams, including activity providers, many practical ideas on how to get started. Written in association with the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA), this guidance will show you how to encourage participation inContinue reading “Arts in care homes – SCIE”

Qualitative evaluation of museum resources for care home residents with dementia

Neil Chadborn, Elaine Argyle, Jonathan Coope and Louise Thomson A new reminiscence programme for care home residents with dementia consisted of training for staff and a series of museum resource boxes. We evaluated the intervention using Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) of facilitated sessions in five care homes. Here we present qualitative observations of residents andContinue reading “Qualitative evaluation of museum resources for care home residents with dementia”

The role of arts and culture in care homes

In my role as a former principal inspector when looking for best practice in care homes an important consideration of any inspection, was always the range of activities provided for residents. If an inspector when visiting a home is shown to the resident’s lounge and is confronted with an exceedingly loud television with a largeContinue reading “The role of arts and culture in care homes”