Autonomy Project survey explores human rights in care homes | University of Essex

An ongoing Essex-led survey of care professionals will shed further light on concerns raised by the Care Quality Commission that Do Not Attempt CPR (DNACPR) orders in care homes have breached the human rights of residents. The Survey of Care Home Professionals has so far surveyed more than 220 medical, social care, legal and advocacyContinue reading “Autonomy Project survey explores human rights in care homes | University of Essex”

Clear demand for housing and care options

Source Laing Buisson News: Clear demand for housing and care options, says ARCO – LaingBuisson News Nine in ten people want to see the government widen housing options for older people, with almost three-quarters interested in an alternative to a care home if they need support. More than half of older people are interested inContinue reading “Clear demand for housing and care options”

Fear, Uncertainty, and Relational Care in the Face of COVID-19, Survey of residential services in Ireland during the restrictions

John Murphy – article in the Scottish Journal of Residential Care Abstract Resulting from the outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown, EPIC (Empowering People in Care) decided to contact all young people’s residential centres in Ireland. Often the young people that live in residential homes are the forgotten children in care, so it wasContinue reading “Fear, Uncertainty, and Relational Care in the Face of COVID-19, Survey of residential services in Ireland during the restrictions”

Changing role of care homes

© Bupa and Centre for Policy on Ageing 2011 by Nat Lievesley and Gillian Crosby (CPA) and Clive Bowman (Bupa) with a historical perspective by Eric Midwinter A pertinent read today as the public reflects on life and death in a care home during a pandemic In  brief, the historical continuum demonstrates that, over againstContinue reading “Changing role of care homes”

Study of Retirement Communities shows huge health, well-being and security benefits for residents

In-depth research by ARCO (Associated Retirement Community Operators) shows older people are healthier and more active in specialist housing-with-care. The largest and most in-depth poll ever conducted of UK retirement community residents and prospective residents has found that people who live in retirement communities have healthier, more active, more social, more secure and happier livesContinue reading “Study of Retirement Communities shows huge health, well-being and security benefits for residents”

All Party Parliamentary Group on Adult Social Care – Inquiry into the future of social care

The challenges facing adult social care have been debated and discussed; it is now time to focus on finding solutions and supporting best practice. The APPG for Adult Social Care has launched this inquiry to hear your views about the current and future landscape of adult social care services, and to find examples and evidenceContinue reading “All Party Parliamentary Group on Adult Social Care – Inquiry into the future of social care”

Older People in Residential Setting: Results of a National Survey of Staff-Resident Interactions and Conflicts

NCPOP, Ireland 2012 Abstract: The vast majority of older people in receipt of care in the residential sector are cared for in high quality, safe and supportive settings. However, there is international evidence that suggests that a significant minority of older people in residential homes are nursed in inadequate physical environments and experience a lossContinue reading “Older People in Residential Setting: Results of a National Survey of Staff-Resident Interactions and Conflicts”