Frontline best practice for supporting residents in care homes with COVID-19

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The International Long-Term Care Policy Network has a list of resources to support community and institutional Long-Term Care responses to COVID-19. The latest posts include a study of care home visiting arrangement during COVID-19 and a project looking at the experiences and support needs of caregivers of assisted living residents.

COVID-19 ‘Lockdown Learnings’ – care homes share things they found helpful

My Home Life, November 24, 2020 Staff from a group of care homes have shared with us at My Home Life England some of the things they found helpful during the first lockdown of 2020. These ‘Lockdown Learnings’ may be of interest to other care homes. The thoughts of 12 care home managers and activityContinue reading “COVID-19 ‘Lockdown Learnings’ – care homes share things they found helpful”

Care Under the Rainbow Online learning materials and films for making #carehomes more inclusive for older LGBT+ people in England and Wales This project produced a research-informed online learning resource for care and nursing home staff and managers in England and Wales that communicates messages for informing practice from recent and current research on Lesbian,Continue reading

A Care Home Placement: Disappointment or Opportunity?

March 4, 2019 ~ mhnabertay Derek Baron, Director of Care at Erskine Care Homes… Having a placement in a Care home is such a disappointment, what on earth are you going to learn taking old people to the toilet and helping them to eat? Have you heard this said? Have you thought it when youContinue reading “A Care Home Placement: Disappointment or Opportunity?”

MOOC Social Pedagogy across Europe – Introductory Video Combining a series of short videos, further reading resources, quizzes, reflective questions and peer-led discussions, the MOOC is aimed at practitioners across all education and social care settings as well as (prospective) students. You can self-pace your progression through the 8 sessions. We’ve designed these to encourageContinue reading

A Teaching Care Home pilot

Apr 25, 2017 | REPORTS The Teaching Care Home, above all else, aimed to champion, empower and inspire the sector and create a legacy of learning for future care homes and nursing in the sector. The pilot is a Department of Health funded programme of work, led by Care England (the leading representative body forContinue reading “A Teaching Care Home pilot”

Virtual reality in health and social care

Edna Petzen, Residential Forum member I was impressed to see at a recent event the progress that is being made in the use of virtual reality in health and adult social care. As is the case in most other sectors, advancement is still in the early stages, but it was encouraging to see more organisationsContinue reading “Virtual reality in health and social care”

About Learning for the Fourth Age

We believe that you are never too old to learn. L4A works with 200 older people each year in #carehomes, nursing homes and their own homes to improve wellbeing through learning. Research shows that learning in the later stages of life can boost confidence, give a more positive outlook on life and delay on theContinue reading “About Learning for the Fourth Age”