Tag Archives: Better Care Homes

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

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Clarity on Debate Over Use of Hidden or Visible Cameras to Monitor Care? (BBC News / CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is expected to issue guidance in the new year for people wishing to install hidden cameras to monitor standards of their own, their friend’s or a relative’s care. Issues such as privacy and dignity … Continue reading

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Care Quality Commission’s Plans for Adult Social Care Inspections (BBC News)

Summary The new Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection regime planned for care homes and domiciliary care in England may involve hidden camera surveillance and mystery-shopper exercises. From next Autumn, care homes and domiciliary care services will receive Ofsted-style ratings of their performance; indicating whether … Continue reading

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Response to Consultation on the CQC (King’s Fund)

Summary This is the King’s Fund’s response to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) consultation concerning proposed changes to how the CQC regulates, inspects and monitors care. Full Text Link Reference King’s Fund response to consultation on CQC. London: The King’s … Continue reading

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Dementia Green Care Handbook: Therapeutic Design and Practice (Safehouse / Housing LIN)

Summary This document covers the therapeutic use of gardens, gardening and the general design and therapeutic uses of outdoor spaces for people with dementia. The “Dementia Green Care Handbook” presents insights from Chalfont Design and their partners; including Age Concern Central Lancashire, NHS Central Lancashire … Continue reading

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Care Quality Commission to Monitor Deaths in Elderly Care Homes (BBC News / CQC)

Summary Death rates in elderly nursing and care homes in England are to be monitored by the Care Quality Commission in renewed plans to eliminate poor care. The regulator is piloting a system whereby higher than expected numbers of deaths can trigger an … Continue reading

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Dementia and End of Life Care: Implications of Sensory Loss (Pocklington Trust)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 10, May 2012]. Summary This report summarises discussions which took place during a half-day seminar organised by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, ARUP … Continue reading

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