Developing inclusive care homes for older people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT).

Policy implications Providers should provide staff training on social inclusion, focused on LGBT issues. Training methods should include co-produced sessions with the LGBT community and use storytelling to foster inclusion and mutual understanding. Social inclusion needs to be approached as a collective responsibility by all those involved in the life of the home. Care homesContinue reading “Developing inclusive care homes for older people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT).”

22 Questions to ask about assisted living

dementia-by-day: I am often asked, “What questions do I need to ask before moving my loved one into an assisted living community?” Here is a pretty comprehensive list, but bear in mind, you are going to want to find most of these out through observation! Don’t show up and fire a million questions at the marketingContinue reading “22 Questions to ask about assisted living”

Marketing to the mature market

Edna Petzen, Residential Forum member The UK population has been steadily getting older and this trend is projected to continue in the future. In 2016, there were 11.8 million people aged 65 years and over, representing 18% of the total population. By 2041 this age group is set to increase to 20.4 million and makingContinue reading “Marketing to the mature market”