Research is underway to improve safety for older people when they’re transferred between hospitals and care homes – researchers need your help

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the challenges faced when arranging transfers into or out of hospital, for people living in care homes. Making transfers safer has been a focus for researchers at the GM PSTRC. Researchers are looking for members of the public in Salford and Manchester to take part in a 45-60 minute interview […]Continue reading “Research is underway to improve safety for older people when they’re transferred between hospitals and care homes – researchers need your help”

Ageing in extra-care housing: preparation, persistence and self-management at the boundary between the third and fourth age

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 July 2019 Eleanor K. Johnson, Ailsa Cameron, Liz Lloyd, Simon Evans, Robin Darton, Randall Smith, Teresa Atkinson and Jeremy Porteus Abstract Extra-care housing (ECH) has been hailed as a potential solution to some of the problems associated with traditional forms of social care, since it allows older peopleContinue reading “Ageing in extra-care housing: preparation, persistence and self-management at the boundary between the third and fourth age”

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”

Care homes, their communities, and resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

Interim findings from a qualitative study Abstract Background: From late February 2020, English care homes rapidly adapted their practices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to accommodating new guidelines and policies, staff had to adjust to rapid reconfiguration of services external to the home that they would normally depend upon for support. ThisContinue reading “Care homes, their communities, and resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic”

COVID-19 and residential care facilities: issues and concerns identified by the international network prevention of elder abuse

Marie Beaulieu, Julien Cadieux Genesse, Kevin St-Martin The Journal of Adult Protection Publication date: 13 November 2020 Abstract Purpose The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the physical, psychological, social and financial health of older persons. On this subject, the United Nations published a policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 on older persons in May 2020.Continue reading “COVID-19 and residential care facilities: issues and concerns identified by the international network prevention of elder abuse”

‘The Primacy of ‘Home’: An exploration of how older adults’ transition to life in a care home towards the end of the first year

Marie O’Neill, Assumpta Ryan, Anne Tracey, Liz Laird First published: 26 November 2020 https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13232 What is known about this topic? The extent to which individuals exercise control over the decision to move to a care home is recognised as an important determinant of their relocation experience. Most studies report that care home environments can beContinue reading “‘The Primacy of ‘Home’: An exploration of how older adults’ transition to life in a care home towards the end of the first year”

The case of Standon Farm Approved School, 1947

The Therapeutic Care Journal Standon Farm was opened in 1885 by the Church of England Waifs and Strays Society. It operated as a Certified Industrial School until 1926, and then as an Approved School from 1938. By the 1940s, Standon Farm was providing residential care and education for eighty boys aged ten to sixteen whoContinue reading “The case of Standon Farm Approved School, 1947”

Latest posts & projects from LTCCovid.org

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.

Reimagining residential children’s homes – Commissioning children’s homes: Potential improvements and reforms (2020)

Published: 24/04/2020 | Author: Evans K Introduction This series of publications explores key issues identified by strategic planners, policy-makers and practitioners. It provides insights into current debates, research findings, practice developments and user experiences to inform the development of the residential children’s care sector. The series will be of particular interest to strategic leaders, commissionersContinue reading “Reimagining residential children’s homes – Commissioning children’s homes: Potential improvements and reforms (2020)”

‘Waiting and Wanting’: older peoples’ initial experiences of adapting to life in a care home

A grounded theory study | Ageing & Society | Cambridge Core | Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 July 2020 Marie O’Neill[Opens in a new window] ,Assumpta Ryan ,Anne Tracey  and Liz Laird Abstract A grounded theory approach, consistent with the work of Strauss and Corbin, was used to undertake semi-structured interviews with 17Continue reading “‘Waiting and Wanting’: older peoples’ initial experiences of adapting to life in a care home”