Shining a light on care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK 2020

Forum Member, Annie Stevenson Quality in Ageing and Older Adults Publication date: 30 November 2020 HTML Abstract Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the link between age discrimination and the injustices that have taken place in our care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic in this country. It seeks to show how destructiveContinue reading “Shining a light on care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK 2020”

Providing Good Care at Night for Older People

Night staff special issue: My Home Life Quality of sleep and rest is hugely important for residents. Supporting residents to sleep can have a positive impact upon their wellbeing during the day. Individualised night care plans: Use night time care plans to assess and communicate the needs of each resident. Include regular updates on painContinue reading “Providing Good Care at Night for Older People”

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”

My Home Life | This is your Mums home

What makes a good care home? Mum never wanted to go into a care home; she used to say “they are all full of old people sitting around sleeping.” She based this on her visits to ‘old people’s homes’ when she used to entertain them as a member of her local church club choir –Continue reading “My Home Life | This is your Mums home”

Commissioning relationship-centred care in Essex: an evaluation

Gillian Granville, Jane Carrier, Meena Patel, Sylvia Barker 5th Jun 2014 How can local authority commissioners work with the care home sector to ensure older people consistently receive high-quality, relationship-centred care? This report reviews the improvements Essex County Council made to the commissioning of its care home services for older people. It evaluates the implementationContinue reading “Commissioning relationship-centred care in Essex: an evaluation”

The effect of a leadership support programme on care home managers

Sarah Penney Teaching and research fellow, School of nursing, Ulster University, Northern Ireland                             Assumpta Ryan Professor of ageing and health, School of nursing, Ulster University, Northern Ireland Aim To explore the effect of the My Home Life 12-month leadership support programmeContinue reading “The effect of a leadership support programme on care home managers”

It can take 6-9 months to adjust to being on night shift!

Top Tips on how to keep night time care teams fit, focused, healthy and ready for those long winter nights ahead. Organise your sleep times well during the day. Make sure family and friends help you get the sleep you need Avoid trying to make it through the night on coffee as it might disruptContinue reading “It can take 6-9 months to adjust to being on night shift!”

My Home Life

Issue 21: Quality of life; The little things that matter. This time we catch up with the growing My Home Life movement from around the world, we remember the ‘little things’ in life that cost nothing but make the biggest difference and we hear about the important research that underpins the vital work you do.Continue reading “My Home Life”