Category Archives: Enhancing the Healing Environment

Built Environment & Healing Environment Enhancements (Primarily King’s Fund EHE Projects)

Evaluation of the Guinness Partnership Dementia Project (Housing LIN / Guinness Partnership)

Summary The Housing LIN conducted an independent evaluation of progress (on the part of the Guinness Partnership) towards becoming a dementia-friendly housing organisation. “ …dementia-friendly thinking is a part of our day-to-day approach”. (p.2) Full Text Link Reference Independent evaluation … Continue reading

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Dementia Assessment and Improvement Framework (NHS Improvement)

The Dementia Assessment and Improvement Framework supports ongoing quality improvement towards the provision of “outstanding care” for people living with dementia during their stay in acute, community or mental health settings. There are eight constituent framework standards: Diagnosis. Person-centred care. … Continue reading

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End of Life Care for People Living With Dementia in Walsall Care Homes (Housing LIN)

Summary The following Housing LIN case study covers end of life care services in Walsall, provided by a collaboration between Pathways 4 Life (itself a partnership between the Accord Group and Age UK Walsall) and St Giles Walsall Hospice. The … Continue reading

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Quality Checkers: Efforts to Reduce Learning Disabilities-Related Barriers to Accessing NHS Services (NHS England)

Summary The NHS Quality Checkers Programme will involve people with learning disabilities helping to inspect their local NHS services and offer advice on how these can be re-designed to better meet their needs (and the needs of other patients). Tools … Continue reading

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NHS Involvement in Health Housing / Healthy New Towns (BBC News / NHS England / King’s Fund)

Summary Ten new housing developments in England will be designed with an eye to encouraging healthy and independent living, obesity reduction and dementia friendly signage. Full Text Link Reference NHS to help create ‘healthy new towns’. London: BBC Health News, … Continue reading

Posted in Assistive Technology, BBC News, Commissioning, Community Care, Department of Health, Enhancing the Healing Environment, Falls Prevention, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Housing, In the News, Integrated Care, King's Fund, Local Interest, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, National, NHS, NHS England, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Public Health England, Quick Insights, Standards, Telecare, Telehealth, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Frailty Fulcrum: A Multi-Dimensional Model for Understanding Issues in Frailty (NHS England / Fusion48)

Summary The “Frailty Fulcrum” provides an animated model to help conceptualise, and balance, the main shifting factors – both positive and negative – potentially at play in frailty. It was developed by Fusion48. The main influencing factors are considered to … Continue reading

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PLACE England 2015: Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (HSCIC)

Summary The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)’s 2015 report of Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE), covers assessments of healthcare premises in the NHS and the independent sector (in England). The inspection / assessment teams comprised at … Continue reading

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DSDC Training and Advice Services in West Midlands (DSDC / The Lighthouse)

Summary The respected Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) at Stirling University will provide a free information event entitled “Changing the Culture of Dementia Care” at Sandwell’s The Lighthouse. The Lighthouse Project has established a dementia resource hub in the West … Continue reading

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Living Spaces for People Living With Dementia and Sight Loss (University of Stirling and Thomas Pocklington Trust)

Summary Research from Stirling University, published by the Thomas Pocklington Trust, shows that good design of living spaces can improve the lives of people living with two common conditions which often occur together: dementia and sight loss. Evidence-based guidelines have … Continue reading

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Information Resources on the Links Between Housing and Dementia (Housing LIN)

Summary The Housing Learning and Improvement Network produces and updates several sets (or showcases) of information resources about the potential roles of housing in helping people to live well with dementia. “Research suggests that as many as 30% of residents … Continue reading

Posted in Assistive Technology, Charitable Bodies, Commissioning, Community Care, Dementia Action Alliance, Enhancing the Healing Environment, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Housing, Housing LIN, Integrated Care, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, National, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Standards, Telecare, Telehealth, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment