Care homes of the future could see technology take a leading role in the delivery of care

The report, ‘Silver Chic: The future of retirement housing and care’ contains two computer generated images that depict how care homes could look in fifty years time. (Now 44 years as the report was published in 2015) The designs are complete with ambient monitoring walls, rotating gardens and virtual pets for residents, and are completeContinue reading “Care homes of the future could see technology take a leading role in the delivery of care”

An exploration of the experiences of informal carers supporting a relative living with dementia during and after the move to technology-enriched supported accommodation

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 August 2019 Janeet Rondon-Sulbaran ,Jean Daly-Lynn ,Brendan McCormack ,Assumpta Ryan  and Suzanne Martin Abstract The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of family carers supporting a relative living with dementia during and after the move to technology-enriched supported accommodation (TESA). The paper explores the informalContinue reading “An exploration of the experiences of informal carers supporting a relative living with dementia during and after the move to technology-enriched supported accommodation”

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”

Yvonne Manson’s blog

“But social distancing, isolation, essential visiting only, is difficult. It’s difficult for everyone, residents missing family, family missing residents and staff missing their families. We’ve used technology a lot, we’ve found many Tik Tok fans among residents and staff and used video calling to make sure people stay connected. We’ve written letters, sent gifts backContinue reading “Yvonne Manson’s blog”

New Wigan Care Home is revolutionising care for dementia residents | Person Centred Software

Worthington Lake Care Home in Wigan is leading the way in dementia care since opening its doors at the end of March. The home is using the very latest mobile technology to care for its residents within the new-build facility that was designed following a two-year study with Stirling University to create a home specificallyContinue reading “New Wigan Care Home is revolutionising care for dementia residents | Person Centred Software”

Magical technology for children in hospices

Through the magic of technology, Lifelites gives life-limited and disabled children in hospices opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have.  Lifelites provides specialist entertainment and educational technology packages for these young people to learn, play, be creative, control something for themselves and communicate – for as long as it is possible. They do this for 10,000 childrenContinue reading “Magical technology for children in hospices”

New ways of working in adult care services

New ways of working in adult social care services. In this packed but readable guide we have drawn together some of the many new ideas and approaches from across our vibrant, innovative and forward looking sector. It includes new ways for services to work together locally, digital applications, innovation in care practice, and a lookContinue reading “New ways of working in adult care services”

Marketing to the mature market

Edna Petzen, Residential Forum member The UK population has been steadily getting older and this trend is projected to continue in the future. In 2016, there were 11.8 million people aged 65 years and over, representing 18% of the total population. By 2041 this age group is set to increase to 20.4 million and makingContinue reading “Marketing to the mature market”

Care Home: what do you see?

13th  April 2018, Written by: Residential Forum Trustee, Sharon Blackburn Through my work with the National Care Forum, I see vibrant communities of people living in care homes across the U.K. But people outside of the care sector often perceive things through a different and, in my view, tainted lens. Care homes are seen asContinue reading “Care Home: what do you see?”

Reimagining the Care Home – RSA

‘Boredom’, ‘loneliness’, ‘illness’, ‘isolation’ and ‘uncaring’ are among the words most associated with care homes by members of the public. While only 39% of care home workers would consider moving into a residential home in their own older age.* This reflects a crisis of confidence in the support and care available for older people, butContinue reading “Reimagining the Care Home – RSA”