Finding our own way home – a ‘big’ conversation

The key results from research conducted into the housing opportunities and blockages for people with a learning disability and/or autism. Jointly written by the Housing LIN and Learning Disability England (LDE) and published in November 2020 amongst it’s findings are included: There are now more people in their own home and ‘supported living’ and fewer peopleContinue reading “Finding our own way home – a ‘big’ conversation”

Presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Transmission in a Skilled Nursing Facility | NEJM

Abstract Background Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection can spread rapidly within skilled nursing facilities. After identification of a case of Covid-19 in a skilled nursing facility, we assessed transmission and evaluated the adequacy of symptom-based screening to identify infections in residents. Methods We conducted two serial point-prevalence surveys, 1 week apart, inContinue reading “Presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Transmission in a Skilled Nursing Facility | NEJM”

Care homes called to act on substance misuse ‘ageism’

It calls for care home staff to receive training in substance misuse, so that older people might receive the help they need. The report finds that upper age cut-offs in substance use services, a lack of specialist staff, and a failure to refer older adults for treatment are among the factors driving substance misuse inContinue reading “Care homes called to act on substance misuse ‘ageism’”

Collaborative approaches to treatment : Depression among older people living in care homes

The British Geriatrics Society and the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry of the Royal College  of Psychiatrists have worked together to produce this short report.   Download here