Happily Ever Older: Revolutionary Approaches to Long-Term Care: Moira Welsh — His Futile Preoccupations …..

After reading Leisureville, I stumbled across Moira Welsh’s non-fiction book Happily Ever Older: Revolutionary Approaches to Long-Term Care. Since I was on a roll when it came to reading about aging, I decided to take a chance and see what I could learn. As it turned out, I learned a lot. Canadian author Moira Welsh […]Continue reading “Happily Ever Older: Revolutionary Approaches to Long-Term Care: Moira Welsh — His Futile Preoccupations …..”

Rights Made Real reports showcase importance of human rights in care homes in Scotland

The Rights Made Real in Care Homes was established in 2019, with the Life Changes Trust investment of £135,000 to support seven projects across Scotland to promote the inclusion and participation of care home residents with dementia in a meaningful way. Each of the seven projects, which took place within care home settings across Scotland,Continue reading “Rights Made Real reports showcase importance of human rights in care homes in Scotland”

Spark of Life Model of Care – Dementia Care International

The Spark of Life Model of Care is an innovative and high performing best practice model that humanises the culture of care. It enables aged care homes and services to become vibrant and values based places to work and learn. The model infuses a heart-centred attitude to implement the essence of person-centred care. In addition, the modelContinue reading “Spark of Life Model of Care – Dementia Care International”

Tubbemodellen | Changemakers

The Tubbe model is a housing model that was developed to give elderly people power to control their daily living at home. Some of the unique characteristics of this model are how the elderly are included at all levels in planning and decision making to ensure control and quality in their own living conditions. EmployeesContinue reading “Tubbemodellen | Changemakers”

Introduction of the exercise instructor role to support mobility and independence for elderly residents in a dementia care setting

A couple of years ago (2018) a senior support worker at a Belong Wigan care village led a project to introduce an exercise instructor role, after identifying best practice in this area. Belong is a charitable non-profit making care organisation whose ethos is ‘To support older people to live their own lives through the creationContinue reading “Introduction of the exercise instructor role to support mobility and independence for elderly residents in a dementia care setting”

Care Homes: When, Why and How to choose a Care Home

Who needs this care homes guide? Over 100,000 people who make this choice every year in the UK.   When is the right time to read it?   What you will find in the Care Homes Book   Introduction PART I: Considering Care 1. The Basics 2. How to avoid a care home PART II:Continue reading “Care Homes: When, Why and How to choose a Care Home”

“Take Me With You” Trailer – Barbara

The Dementia Services Development Trust (www.dementiatrust.org.uk) were signatories with the Residential Forum and many others on the coalition on visiting in care homes.They have asked me to send you a link to a film drama that they have made about the visiting issue, hoping that you might view it and engage with the contents. AContinue reading ““Take Me With You” Trailer – Barbara”

If I were in a Care Home now…….. — Which me am I today?

‘I use to like it here, but all the smiley faces have gone’…..a comment from a resident with dementia in a Care Home when everyone started wearing masks….. Our lives are ebbing away, yet there’s so much risk aversion about visiting.  For those of us living with dementia, our memories are our most treasured possessions […]Continue reading “If I were in a Care Home now…….. — Which me am I today?”

Is length of life more important than quality of life?

“My mum’s death was hastened by measures in place to ‘protect’ people in homes. Her quality of life was vastly reduced. We need to ask ourselves ‘What is more important, length or quality of life?’” Back in June 2019, mum decided she wanted to move into a care home as she was finding living aloneContinue reading “Is length of life more important than quality of life?”

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?”