Ageing in extra-care housing: preparation, persistence and self-management at the boundary between the third and fourth age

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 July 2019 Eleanor K. Johnson, Ailsa Cameron, Liz Lloyd, Simon Evans, Robin Darton, Randall Smith, Teresa Atkinson and Jeremy Porteus Abstract Extra-care housing (ECH) has been hailed as a potential solution to some of the problems associated with traditional forms of social care, since it allows older peopleContinue reading “Ageing in extra-care housing: preparation, persistence and self-management at the boundary between the third and fourth age”

Thinking about a National Care (Home) Service

The Residential Forum at the recent AGM took the opportunity to refresh itself on some of the issues around the ideas of a national approach to social care and what this may mean for care homes. It has been the topic of debate at Forum workshops in the past and members are keen that theirContinue reading “Thinking about a National Care (Home) Service”

A Positive Future…

1988 and residential services were low in public esteem and those who were concerned that residential care should be of high quality and be properly valued for its contribution were greatly concerned. Hence the Wagner Report – A Positive Choice. Now, 32 years later, Gillian Wagner acknowedges the continuing efforts of the Residential Forum toContinue reading “A Positive Future…”

THINGS WE KNOW TO BE TRUE

Des Kelly OBE | Residential Forum Trustee | 24 December 2020 writes a seasonal blog: The AGM of The Residential Forum was held on 21 December – by Zoom of course! Maybe it was because members haven’t meet this year but there was an interesting discussion reflecting on events of 2020 and how they haveContinue reading “THINGS WE KNOW TO BE TRUE”

Care home residents on multiple medications have an increased risk of falling

Falls among residents in UK care homes are commonplace. A new (November 2020) study examined whether multiple medications and drugs that act on the brain may contribute to the risk. Read in full at source NIHR Evidence: https://evidence.nihr.ac.uk/alert/care-home-residents-risk-falling-multiple-medications/ informative and accessible health and care research.

The impact of COVID-19 on social care workers’ workload, wellbeing and ability to provide care safely

Findings from the UK – Resources to support community and institutional Long-Term Care responses to COVID-19 The analysis of this survey points to many important issues that require immediate policy attention. The evidence of increased workload, stress and feelings of being unsafe at work calls for practice strategies and guidance to support care workers’ wellbeingContinue reading “The impact of COVID-19 on social care workers’ workload, wellbeing and ability to provide care safely”

Housing and Care for Older People: Defining the Sector

This report by the British Property Federation aims an understanding of the housing options available to older people in the UK. It includes key definitions of care and support and supporting evidence for greater provision of purpose-built housing for older people. Download Report Source: Housing and Care for Older People: Defining the Sector – NewsContinue reading “Housing and Care for Older People: Defining the Sector”

Care Homes Report | As if Expendable | Amnesty International UK

As lockdown began, thousands of patients were sent from hospitals into care homes. In three months 18,562 people living in Care Homes died with COVID-19. Our report As if Expendable highlights the UK Government’s failure to protect older people in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic Cases of coronavirus are rising again in the build-up to winter, theContinue reading “Care Homes Report | As if Expendable | Amnesty International UK”

Alternatives to Long Term Institutional Care for Older People

The report’s findings are divided into five themes of: social interaction connecting with the wider community safety net scale, and thinking ahead. Each of these includes case studies of the facilities and initiatives visited and identifies the main learning points for the UK. In conclusion the research demonstrates that there is a range of differentContinue reading “Alternatives to Long Term Institutional Care for Older People”