The Last Homely House

After many adventures, Bilbo moved from his independent life at Bag End to a retirement home. The House of Elrond in Rivendell provided him with a welcome and a safe space to age, write his memoirs and build his friendships before taking ship to the Undying Lands. It was his Last Homely House. READ THISContinue reading “The Last Homely House”

Supporting older people in care homes at night

Diana Kerr, Heather Wilkinson and Colm Cunningham  29th Apr 2008   Although night-time care forms a significant part of care home provision, little research has focused on this. Night staff are a vulnerable group, receiving less training, supervision and support than day staff, but with high levels of responsibility. This report examines the perspectives ofContinue reading “Supporting older people in care homes at night”

It’s bedtime . . . again

John Burton who has managed a variety of #carehomes and is author of Leading Good Care reflects on the importance of bedtime routines. In 1980, when I was working with some local authority children’s homes, the borough’s training officer handed me a scruffily typed and photocopied anonymous article called “Bedtime”. I was trying toContinue reading “It’s bedtime . . . again”