5 trends will ‘future-proof’ senior living industry in 2021

Kimberly Bonvissuto, News – McKnight’s Senior Living More than 85 independent living, assisted living and memory care leaders joined together at the International Council on Active Aging Forum in November. Together, they identified a philosophy and infrastructure of the “optimal community,” which offers lifestyle and services desired by current residents, with the quality-of-life features futureContinue reading “5 trends will ‘future-proof’ senior living industry in 2021”

Is length of life more important than quality of life?

“My mum’s death was hastened by measures in place to ‘protect’ people in homes. Her quality of life was vastly reduced. We need to ask ourselves ‘What is more important, length or quality of life?’” Back in June 2019, mum decided she wanted to move into a care home as she was finding living aloneContinue reading “Is length of life more important than quality of life?”

Rapid review of the evidence on impacts of visiting policies in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic

Resources to support community and institutional Long-Term Care responses to COVID-19 November 1, 2020 Abstract: Most countries have restricted visits to care homes to prevent COVID-19 infections, however, concern is increasing about the negative impact of these restrictions on the health and wellbeing of care home residents and their families. We carried out a rapidContinue reading “Rapid review of the evidence on impacts of visiting policies in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic”

What is the prevalence of loneliness amongst older people living in residential and nursing care homes?

A systematic review and meta-analysis | Age and Ageing | Oxford Academic Abstract Background The number of older people living in residential and nursing care homes is rising. Loneliness is a major problem for older people, but little is known about the prevalence of loneliness amongst older people living in care homes. Aim To undertakeContinue reading “What is the prevalence of loneliness amongst older people living in residential and nursing care homes?”

University of Hertfordshire leads research to enhance care home residents’ quality of life The University of Hertfordshire is leading a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded four-year study to improve how researchers, health and social care services can use existing data to improve the care and quality of life for care home residents, familiesContinue reading

How different are elderly care systems around the world?

With quality of life improving and medical care advancing across the globe, the human population is ageing. An investigation into how elderly care systems differ on a country-by-country basis, with some more reliant on state support than others UK, USA, Canada, Italy, Belgium and Germany covered in the INFORMATION

Fund specialist dementia training to improve care and save money

Louise Prime November GP training to reduce antipsychotic prescribing and better training for care home staff on person-centred care help to reduce agitation in people with dementia and improve their quality of life – as well as saving thousands of pounds a year, UK research has shown. The authors of the UK study* published todayContinue reading “Fund specialist dementia training to improve care and save money”

Improving personalisation in care homes This care home action plan is for managers and owners of care homes for older people. It will help you to: Build a shared understanding of what personalisation (or person-centred care) means in a care home setting Identify and plan practical improvements that will make your home more personalised ItContinue reading

Development of a framework of outcomes for people living in care homes

JIT / Scottish Borders, SCSWIS 2010 – 2011 Up until early 2010, activity around the development and implementation of Talking Points had focused on adults living in the community. Whilst people living in care homes had been included in several partnership areas, no specific attention was paid to the applicability of the outcomes framework forContinue reading “Development of a framework of outcomes for people living in care homes”

Autumn Speakers Series: Is it just me… or have we listened and changed?

In 2011 BGS published An Inquiry into the Quality of Healthcare Support for Older People in Care Homes: A Call for Leadership, Partnership and Improvement. It identified that the following was needed: A health service suitable for the specific needs of this population. This means a structured and pro-active approach to care, with coordinated teamsContinue reading “Autumn Speakers Series: Is it just me… or have we listened and changed?”