Professor Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia, discusses multi-pronged progress to improve the quality of care – and to enhance health and wellbeing – for people with dementia living in care homes. It has been estimated that roughly 70% of people in care homes may have dementia.
Gill Garden, Consultant for Older People’s Services at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, draws attention to a case study on local practice, which is considered to be of wider potential interest.
Supporting people with dementia in Care Homes – Alistair Burns and Gill Garden. London: NHS England, June 13th 2016.
This relates to:
Garden, G. Green, S. [and] Pieniak, S. [et al] (2016). The Bromhead Care Home Service: the impact of a service for care home residents with dementia on hospital admission and dying in preferred place of care. Clinical Medicine. April 2016, Vol.16(2), pp.114-8. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).
Further recommended reading, from 2006:
Caplan, GA. Meller, A. [and] Squires, B. [et al] (2006). Advance care planning and hospital in the nursing home. Age and Ageing, November 2006, Vol.35(6), pp.581-5. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).
Possibly of interest:
Triggle, N. (2016). How red bags are bringing NHS and care homes closer. London: BBC Health News, June 27th 2016.
Secret Filming Shows a Different Story?
Secret filming, and investigations by BBC journalists, in residential nursing homes:
Gordon, D. (2016). Secret film exposes care home failures. London: BBC Health News / BBC Panorama, November 20th 2016.