Tag Archives: Best Practice in Care Homes

Systematic Review of Meaningful Activity for People With Dementia in Long-Term Care (Cochrane Database / NIHR Signal / PLoS Medicine)

Summary Mainstream opinion is nowadays in favour of providing personally-tailored meaningful activity for people with dementia in long-term care, as a means of improving mental wellbeing and quality of life, and / or reducing challenging behaviour without resort to antipsychotics. … Continue reading

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Dementia Assessment and Referral to GPs: DeAR-GP (NICE / HIN)

Summary It was already known that between 75% – 89% of care home residents have dementia, but many of these persons do not receive a diagnosis. The Health Innovation Network (HIN) worked with five care homes to design the Dementia … Continue reading

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Improving the Quality of Care For Care Home Residents With Dementia (NHS England / Clinical Medicine / BBC News)

Summary 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 … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Alzheimer's Society, Commissioning, Community Care, Delirium, Diagnosis, End of Life Care, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, International, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, National, NHS, NHS England, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Royal College of Physicians, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Supporting Patients’ Choices To Avoid Long Hospital Stays (NHS England)

Summary A new quick guide on the topic of “Supporting patients’ choices to avoid long hospital stays” has been added to the Keogh Urgent Care Review collection of quick reference documents supporting the transformation of urgent and emergency care services … Continue reading

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Quick Guides on Role(s) of Care Sector in Transforming Urgent and Emergency Care Services in England (NHS England / Care England)

Summary NHS England and partners (Care England, UKHCA and the UK Registered Nursing Home Association) have published a series of quick guides about how the care sector can work within local health and care systems. These guides provide examples of … Continue reading

Posted in Assistive Technology, Charitable Bodies, Commissioning, Community Care, End of Life Care, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, Local Interest, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, National, NHS, NHS England, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Standards, Telehealth, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Music Therapy for Dementia Care Home Residents (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary Further evidence points to the efficacy of music therapy for dementia patients, in terms of facilitating improvements in psychological wellbeing and reducing disruptive behaviour in care home environments. Research based at the Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge indicates that … Continue reading

Posted in Community Care, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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Sharing Stories for Well Being: Masterclass for Organisers of Care Home Activities (Hospice UK / Sharing Stories for Well Being / Age Exchange)

Summary Hospice UK and Sharing Stories for Well Being are running a masterclass on April 22nd 2015, at the at the London offices of Hospice UK, which may be of interest to care home activity organisers. This session introduces the … Continue reading

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Use of Quality Standards to Improve Practice in Care Homes for Older People (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a brief resource explaining how NICE quality standards fit together and relate to improvement initiatives relating to care homes. It explains how to use NICE quality standards to … Continue reading

Posted in Antipsychotics, Commissioning, Community Care, CQC: Care Quality Commission, End of Life Care, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, Local Interest, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, National, NICE Guidelines, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment