The influence of day care centres designed for people with dementia on family caregivers

A qualitative study | Open Access | 2017 Abstract Background Dementia is one of the most challenging age-related illnesses for family caregivers, whose care-related burden is well known. Research indicates that day care centres (DCCs) can reduce the caregiver burden and help family caregivers to cope with demands; however, the current body of knowledge isContinue reading “The influence of day care centres designed for people with dementia on family caregivers”

A Practical Look at Intergenerational Living

The new Belong Villages in Chester features a bistro which is open to the public; and there is also a cinema, gym and hair salons. On the lower ground floor they worked with Ready Generations to incorporate a nursery as well as a daycare facility for people with dementia. Access to the nursery can beContinue reading “A Practical Look at Intergenerational Living”

John the legend can tame a goldfish!

01 June 2021 By Kat Sowden, Managing Director, Persona Care and Support John can catch a goldfish with his bare hands. It’s one of his strengths. How did I find this out? When the staff at his dementia day service were cleaning out Norman’s tank John decided to help – by thrusting his hand intoContinue reading “John the legend can tame a goldfish!”

Working in group care – Social work and social care in residential and day care settings, by Adrian Ward

Source: Policy Press | Working in group care – Social work and social care in residential and day care settings, By Adrian Ward Working in group care (i.e. residential and day services) is a challenging and complex task, demanding great skill, patience, knowledge and understanding. This book explains how best practice can be achieved throughContinue reading “Working in group care – Social work and social care in residential and day care settings, by Adrian Ward”

Day centres for older people: a systematically conducted scoping review of literature about their benefits, purposes and how they are perceived

Katharine Orellana (a1)(a2), Jill Manthorpe (a1) and Anthea Tinker (a2) Published online:  17 August 2018 Abstract With a policy shift towards personalisation of adult social care in England, much attention has focused on individualised support for older people with care needs. This article reports the findings of a scoping review of United Kingdom (UK) andContinue reading “Day centres for older people: a systematically conducted scoping review of literature about their benefits, purposes and how they are perceived”