“Feeling at Home”

Professor Christine Bigby, co-author of ‘Group Homes for People with Intellectual Disabilities’ (2009), introduces the Feeling at Home webinar on research and policy relating to the concept of ‘homeliness’ as a feature of group homes for people with learning disabilities. Watch on YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC1bNa7Ii5ktopUwF5Ehiwgw

The Hogeweyk Dementia Village ~ care concept

Co-creators & game changers “The Hogeweyk® paved the way for a new way of care in The Netherlands and has become a great inspiration for others in world who are looking for humanizing care for the growing numbers diagnosed with dementia. Years of experience and gained knowledge results in a clear vision on the futureContinue reading “The Hogeweyk Dementia Village ~ care concept”

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”

Quality4Children Standards

Over 500 people with experience in alternative child care, including children and young people, their biological families and care persons from more than 30 European countries, contributed to the development of the Quality4Children Standards. The Standards were launched at the European Parliament in June 2007 and are available in 27 languages. SOS Children’s Villages International developedContinue reading “Quality4Children Standards”

Alternative Care

Types of alternative care supported by SOS Children’s Villages SOS Children’s Villages provides and supports a range of alternative care settings for children who have lost the care of their parents. In line with the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care for Children The types of alternative care for children supported include…read on at… SOSContinue reading “Alternative Care”

A dream come true – no more residential care?

Frank Ainsworth A corrective note: 2005 This note is about the attempt by the Australian State and Territory child care and protection systems to do without residential programmes. It traces the process of moving to this position and the historical and policy imperatives that supported this service direction. It also outlines the consequences of the absence of 24Continue reading “A dream come true – no more residential care?”

The residential practice framework: Integrating research and knowledge with practice

Marie Connolly 2009, but still lots of interesting stuff on residential care from New Zealand Child, Youth and Family journal – including a practice framework. Social Work Now source: https://www.academia.edu/resource/work/18570374

What is an intergenerational care nursery like?

There are many well documented benefits of Intergenerational Care to children and the elderly, but what does it look like in practice? ​​Intergenerational care is a program that embraces the younger and older generations by providing care and activities in an environment shared between them. The benefits of an intergenerational care setting are immense forContinue reading “What is an intergenerational care nursery like?”

So, what is cohousing?

Keryn Curtis, October 28, 2020 Cohousing?  Before talking about what cohousing IS, it is important to be very clear about what it ISN’T.  Cohousing is NOT a 21st century name for a commune or a kibbutz or a student share house or whatever concept might spring unbidden to your mind’s eye. Nup.  Let’s be clearContinue reading “So, what is cohousing?”

The Therapeutic Care Journal

John Diamond summarises what is included this month… “The first paper is by Mark Brady who is a service manager at Amicus Foster Care. In his paper ‘Can Youth Work Underpinned by Therapeutic, Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles Promote Confidence and Resilience?’ Mark writes “In October 2020 I set up several youth groups and activities toContinue reading “The Therapeutic Care Journal”

Is co-housing the future?

“Cohousing communities are communities organised collaboratively. Residents have their own private spaces but band together to share meals and facilities, organise activities and look out for each other. The focus is on community. All that’s required is a neighbourhood where people want to band together, take care of one another and collaborate for the goodContinue reading “Is co-housing the future?”

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 20 No2

The issue features six peer-reviewed articles, covering topics from life after residential care to applying implementation science to residential care, as well as nine shorter articles reporting on practice or contemporary issues, including the first ever Care Experienced History Month and the UN Day of General Discussion on Children’s Rights and Alternative Care. You canContinue reading “Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 20 No2”

Differences between assisted living homes and nursing homes

The infographic, whilst part of marketing the assisted living services, shows up the differences in the USA as not being the same as between care homes with and without nursing in the UK. (Residential Forum is thinking about the future of residential care in the UK) Source: https://ecogreenlove.com/2020/11/17/assisted-living-nursing/

Metropolitan Senior Living Defined

What We Do | Roland Park Place is the only full-service, accredited not-for-profit Life Plan retirement community in Baltimore City and is a leader in aging services for older adults and their families. Roland Park Place offers premier access to city life coupled with the comfort and convenience of suburban living — all within a beautifully landscapedContinue reading “Metropolitan Senior Living Defined”

RESIDENTIAL CARE LEADERSHIP

Niels P E T E R Rygaard This 2020 article describes the unique features of the Danish residency model, the challenges management and employees face in the increasing demands for continuing education and professionalization. As well as the Fairstart Foundation’s solutions, based on partnerships in many countries. Intro: Denmark has a long tradition of placesContinue reading “RESIDENTIAL CARE LEADERSHIP”