Barrier Free Japan

Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare aims to make care facilities a ‘living place’ for people with disabilities The Japanese government intends to make residential care facilities a form of “living place” and promote the transition of residents to the community and the use of private rooms. Read the story in full and the blogContinue reading “Barrier Free Japan”

Incident reporting in care homes

New study open for recruitment across England Kate Byrnes is a senior research assistant working on the ‘Safe System Transition’ (SafeST) research study at Northumbria University. (https://research.northumbria.ac.uk/safest) It aims to gain a better understanding of incident reporting in care homes and from this to co-design a systems-level response to safety issues for people transitioning betweenContinue reading “Incident reporting in care homes”

Feeling safe and being heard in residential care is crucial

Dorothy Hodgkinson from Finding Perspectives discusses the importance of safeguarding adults in care homes 04 September 2020 Often when an adult transitions to living in residential care, there’s an understanding that this may well be their final home. It becomes the imperative of the facility and its staff to create an environment of comfort, safety,Continue reading “Feeling safe and being heard in residential care is crucial”

The Care Experienced ‘diaspora’

Jul 27, 2021 | Sean #CEP “A diaspora is a scattered population whose origin lies in a separate geographic locale. Typically characterised by the Jewish experience or those of Scots/Irish, African or Romany heritage. That is, large scale populations that have emigrated or dispersed and have most often become forever separated from their roots. IContinue reading “The Care Experienced ‘diaspora’”

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”

Transition to Care Home Nursing

The Queen’s Nursing Institute Transition to Care Home Nursing is an information resource for nurses working in a care home setting. The resource, written by Queen’s Nurse Sharon Aldridge-Bent, is structured into ten chapters on subjects including the fundamentals of nursing care, safe working and regulation, adults at risk, dementia care, building relationships with family,Continue reading “Transition to Care Home Nursing”

‘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”

“You’re at their mercy”: Older peoples’ experiences of moving from home to a care home

A grounded theory study – O’Neill – 2020 – International Journal of Older People Nursing – Wiley Online Library Abstract Background Internationally, it is recognised that the transition to a care home environment can be an emotional and stressful occasion for older people and their families. There is a paucity of research that takes intoContinue reading ““You’re at their mercy”: Older peoples’ experiences of moving from home to a care home”

“You’re at their mercy”: Older peoples’ experiences of moving from home to a care home: A grounded theory study

Abstract                     Background: Internationally, it is recognised that the transition to a care home environment can be an emotional and stressful occasion for older people and their families. There is a paucity of research that takes into consideration the initial phase of the relocation process, incorporatingContinue reading ““You’re at their mercy”: Older peoples’ experiences of moving from home to a care home: A grounded theory study”

Getting Over the Guilt of Placing a Loved One in a Home – Transition to Nursing Home – Alzheimer’s | HealthCentral

If we could control events, most of us would never want our elders to be so sick that they need the care of a nursing home, especially homes that are still operating in the dark ages, as some of them still are. Many homes have now moved forward into person-centered care, and reluctant caregivers oftenContinue reading “Getting Over the Guilt of Placing a Loved One in a Home – Transition to Nursing Home – Alzheimer’s | HealthCentral”

A checklist to a good transition – Together for Short Lives

These young people don’t have time to waste, so we want to support them to achieve the smooth transition they deserve, with properly coordinated care and a supportive team of professionals behind them. Generously supported by the Bupa UK Foundation, ‘A checklist to a good transition’ is designed for seriously ill young people to assessContinue reading “A checklist to a good transition – Together for Short Lives”

Free advice guide: Settling into a care home

​ Moving into a care home can be a time of stress and anxiety for older people and their family and friends. It can feel like a big change and will inevitably require some adjustment. Older people’s charity, Independent Age, have launched a new free advice guide for older people and their families and friends.Continue reading “Free advice guide: Settling into a care home”

The Transition of older people from their own residence to a care home

The transition from a person ‘s own home to a care home is often emotional for both the individual as well as their family and friends. This publication has been developed to support nurses working with people living in the community and nursing staff in care homes. The principles aim to underpin a person-centred transitionContinue reading “The Transition of older people from their own residence to a care home”