You are leaving it too late to save your Care Home

There is a universal truth….. A Care Home will ALWAYS reflect its manager. This is a hard truth but true all the same. I have seen it again and again. The life of a care home is not a straight line. It has ups and downs, good times and bad times. Things can sometimes getContinue reading “You are leaving it too late to save your Care Home”

Making sure your Care Home/Nursing Home is safe from fire

Care home providers are encouraged to review their fire risk assessments and management arrangements to ensure these are considered. It may be valuable to engage with their Fire Risk Assessors or Local Fire and Rescue Service to gather further advice if they are concerned about fire safety arrangements, staffing levels or emergency plans.   Read inContinue reading “Making sure your Care Home/Nursing Home is safe from fire”

Food Hygiene In Care Homes | What You Need To Do

Considering food hygiene in care homes should be the first thing on your To-Do list if you’re building or refurbishing cooking and preparation areas. Here is a look at the key areas you should focus on when planning your kitchen layout, choosing your commercial catering equipment and finalising your food safety management processes. Read thisContinue reading “Food Hygiene In Care Homes | What You Need To Do”

How registered managers can support and encourage learning at work

Support for registered managers From Skills for Care At the heart of every outstanding service is a manager who’s working hard to ensure that they can create a person-centred culture that delivers great, high-quality care. We understand that you’re going through incredibly challenging times at the moment, and everyone at Skills for Care is humbled byContinue reading “How registered managers can support and encourage learning at work”

Proposed national standards for unregulated accommodation

A consultation on the proposals, published on 24 May 2021, lists four standards – leadership and management, protection, accommodation, and support. Deadline: The consultation closes on 19 July 2021. CYP Now Source: https://www.cypnow.co.uk/news/article/government-sets-out-proposed-national-standards-for-unregulated-accommodation

Changing the game: moving regulation from ‘rate and rank’ to ‘reflect and learn’

How can regulators & regulated organisations have more human relationships? … Katie Rose and Andy Brogan, March 2021 …regulators are encouraged to ‘rate and rank’ providers, framing regulation as a score to be kept (and so inadvertently turning the regulation relationship into a game to be played). Within regulated organisations, their own internal performance managementContinue reading “Changing the game: moving regulation from ‘rate and rank’ to ‘reflect and learn’”

Overheating in care homes

Webinar on 24 March 2021 NB: You can skip the first 7 minutes introduction to this webinar (Residential Forum) Abstract In the coming decades the UK is expected to experience hotter and drier summers, and more frequent and intense heatwaves.  The UK also has a rapidly ageing population, with people aged 75 or over expectedContinue reading “Overheating in care homes”

Watch “Donna’s Story” on YouTube

A Forum reader wrote in on viewing this video: Why are people involved in care homes such as Older People, Managers and staff not having a place at the table and a Voice? They know what is happening, what they want and need for people in their care, We want people who are actually doingContinue reading “Watch “Donna’s Story” on YouTube”

The long and the short of it

Care homes needs short term support to get through Covid-19 and a long-term plan afterwards says Simon Bottery. Asked in 1972 about the impact of the French Revolution, the Chinese leader Zhou Enlai is famously supposed to have said: ‘It is too early to tell’. Read the blog in full here at Care Talk: https://www.caretalk.co.uk/the-long-and-the-short-of-it/

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”

Tubbemoddelen: Innovative participative management model in Swedish nursing homes

AGE Platform Allowing staff and residents to manage the nursing home together and giving older persons the feeling that it is their own home, this is the basic idea of the Tubbemoddelen, an innovative bottom-up management model originally set up in the nursing homes of the municipality of Tjörn, Sweden.   Inspired by the visionContinue reading “Tubbemoddelen: Innovative participative management model in Swedish nursing homes”

Castleford House Nursing Home – Best Care Home Practice

Story of shaking up Lifestyles team at Castleford House Nursing Home “people don’t come here to die – they come here to continue to live.” Shock Exasperation Change Evolution Read in full at source: https://outstandingcarehomes.co.uk/tips-to-become-outstanding/care-home-best-practice-castleford-house-nursing-home/

Look beneath headlines – new homes are from small and new providers not from the large ones

NCERCC Blog Read in full at Source: Look beneath headlines – new homes are from small and new providers not from the large ones. – NCERCC

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”