Getting hospital discharge right

Home to the unknown – key findings “In our day to day engagement, through our operations, we see many examples of good practice initiatives including Multi Agency Discharge Events (MADE), Discharge to Assess (D2A), Home First and hospital – or community-based hospital – multidisciplinary discharge teams. Many are working in successful partnerships with the voluntaryContinue reading “Getting hospital discharge right”

A Forgotten Crisis: Adults who have been in Care Struggling with Poor Health and High Mortality

Sophia Alexandra Hall, 18 November 2021 “People who spent their childhoods in the UK’s care system are twice as likely to die prematurely, according to a report. Care leavers can often experience discrimination from both the state and from other people. They may face stigma or structural barriers that can have a long-term impact onContinue reading “A Forgotten Crisis: Adults who have been in Care Struggling with Poor Health and High Mortality”

Enhancing the health of care home residents

Health and social care professionals, including care home staff, work together in a multidisciplinary team to provide care to residents. Find out how the NHS England, Enhanced Health in Care Homes programme is making a difference to residents like Magdalena.

How design can help care homes to embrace intergenerational living

28 Sep 2021 Article By: Melissa Magee, company director and architect, Carless + Adams After the last 18 months the benefits offered by intergenerational living need little explanation. The concept of different generations living together, sharing resources, skills and experience can help to build a robust community. Tackling isolation, providing support and keeping mentally andContinue reading “How design can help care homes to embrace intergenerational living”

Building a multi-generational neighbourhood

St Thomas’ Gardens, Stockport Dementia-friendly care facility, The Academy of Living Well, a 70-bed intermediate care and dementia facility is planned for the North-eastern end of the site. The Academy is a new facility which supports transitional care needs including; step up / step down, discharge to assess, rehabilitation and respite alongside dementia care inContinue reading “Building a multi-generational neighbourhood”

Hydration And Nutrition – Why It Is More Than Just A Mealtime

August 23, 2021 Gavin Henderson, Head of Hotel Services at Shaw healthcare – which operates more than 80 care facilities across the UK – discusses the importance of nutrition and hydration initiatives to keep care home residents fit and healthy…read the article in full at… Carer source: https://thecareruk.com/hydration-and-nutrition-why-it-is-more-than-just-a-mealtime/

Is it time for all policy to consider the needs of care leavers?

Posted on July 20, 2021 by Christine Garrington Every policy should take into account the needs of care-leavers, participants at the launch of a major new research report on outcomes from a childhood in care were told. The Nuffield Foundation funded study, which pushes forward the boundaries of knowledge by looking at what happens inContinue reading “Is it time for all policy to consider the needs of care leavers?”

New age living: Can urban retirement villages transform town centres?

Retirement communities in urban areas can release underused housing, relieve pressure on health services and revive town centres. They can also rewrite our social contract with the elderly, argues Guy Flintoft (8 minute read)…read in full at… Source, The Planner: https://www.theplanner.co.uk/features/new-age-living-can-urban-retirement-villages-transform-town-centres

Turning Away From Nursing Homes, to What?

By Mark Miller April 1, 2021 Regina Smith has dedicated her career to keeping seniors out of nursing homes. A geriatric social worker at an adult day care network in Indianapolis, she strives to provide services that can help people live independently. But Ms. Smith’s expertise didn’t keep her own mother from a nursing home —Continue reading “Turning Away From Nursing Homes, to What?”

Eating as we age guide | Care UK

If you’d like to know more about how to help your loved one to stay healthy in older age, this free guide has professional tips and advice for nutrition and hydration, plus delicious and quick recipes for you to try. Inside this guide Understand how appetites and tastes change with age Hints and tips fromContinue reading “Eating as we age guide | Care UK”

Crises and Turnaround Management: Lessons Learned from Recovery of New Orleans and Tulane University Following Hurricane Katrina

Abstract By their very nature both man-made and natural disasters are unpredictable, and so we recommend that all health-care institutions be prepared. In this paper, the authors describe and make a number of recommendations, regarding the importance of crisis and turnaround management using as a model the New Orleans public health system and Tulane UniversityContinue reading “Crises and Turnaround Management: Lessons Learned from Recovery of New Orleans and Tulane University Following Hurricane Katrina”

Limelight – Old Trafford, Manchester

Limelight is a pioneering project which sits at the very heart of the Old Trafford master plan, a strategic development within Trafford Housing Trust’s vision to regenerate the area. The development integrates 81 extra care apartments into a development which also incorporates the relocation of two GP surgeries and associated health facilities, space for theContinue reading “Limelight – Old Trafford, Manchester”

The ChildFair State Inquiry | Children England

Young leaders rethinking the welfare state based on positive ‘5 universal needs’ (Maslow): home, safety, love, health and purpose Source: The ChildFair State Inquiry | Children England

Why the market matters in adult social care (and what we can do about it)

Omar Idriss, Stephen Rocks, Simon Bottery If the adult social care market worked well, as the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has explained in the case of care homes, it would match supply and demand, and people would make well-informed choices about how their care needs are met. Those working in the sector would beContinue reading “Why the market matters in adult social care (and what we can do about it)”

Health is made at Home: Hospitals are for Repairs

This new book by former NHS supremo, Lord Nigel Crisp, is all about creating health in the home, the workplace, the school, the community and wider society. Creating the conditions for people to be healthy and helping them to be so. https://www.housinglin.org.uk/Topics/type/Health-is-made-at-Home-Hospitals-are-for-Repairs/ Click here to purchase a copy (opens new window)