The Development of a Care Home Data Platform in Scotland

Insights from the Care Home Innovation Partnership, Lothian – first posted in August 2020 ABSTRACT “Care homes collect a large amount of data about their residents, and the care provided, but there is a lack of consistency in how this information is collected. There is also a need to minimise the burden of data collectionContinue reading “The Development of a Care Home Data Platform in Scotland”

RED-MAP Framework

RED-MAP is a 6-step guide to future care planning conversations with people whose health is deteriorating, and their families. RED-MAP: Care Homes RED-MAP: Talking with care home residents  (pdf) RED-MAP: Talking with care home relatives (pdf) These and lots of other useful things from the University of Edinburgh at… SPICT source: https://www.spict.org.uk/red-map/

Better Security, Better Care

Better Security, Better Care is a national and local support programme to help adult social care providers to store and share information safely. It covers paper and digital records. As a care provider, the programme will help you to evaluate and improve your data and cyber security. This means you can reassure the people youContinue reading “Better Security, Better Care”

People who fund their own social care receive little help to navigate the system – Informative and accessible health and care research

Published on 7 January 2021 People in England who pay for their own social care receive little assistance in making choices, even though arranging care requires a range of skills that they may not have. Adult social care – for example personal assistance in the home or being cared for in a residential home –Continue reading “People who fund their own social care receive little help to navigate the system – Informative and accessible health and care research”

Data on notifications of COVID-19 deaths received from individual care homes expected to be published at July CQC public Board meeting

“Providers will be given advance sight of the information they have previously provided to us to ensure they have had the right conversations with people in their care and their loved ones. It will also give our Board the opportunity to have a full public discussion about this data. The data will let people seeContinue reading “Data on notifications of COVID-19 deaths received from individual care homes expected to be published at July CQC public Board meeting”

Care Homes: How to Provide Your Information Online

Taking the decision to move into care is usually hard, both for the potential resident themselves and their representatives. Given the highly emotional nature of the decision, often precipitated by a sudden decline in health, it means that it can be hard to read and understand information about a potential care home. Consumer law recognizesContinue reading “Care Homes: How to Provide Your Information Online”

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”

Hospice for your Loved One – Hospice information for Patients, Their Loved Ones, and Caregivers

Welcome to Hospice-101.com: A Website Designed to help families, friends, patients, and loved ones understand what to expect on the End-of-Life Journey with Hospice. This was created and is managed in a small, local hometown in Wisconsin by a Hospice RN Case Manager with 7-years experience as a Hospice Nurse, and is a Certified HospiceContinue reading “Hospice for your Loved One – Hospice information for Patients, Their Loved Ones, and Caregivers”