Tag Archives: Care Homes

Separation of Elderly Couples Condemned as Inhuman and Potentially Fatal (BBC News)

Summary The involuntary separation of elderly couples, when one or both parties moves into a care home, should cease according to Sir James Munby (Family Judge). Social workers have been strongly advised to apply a “common decency” test in these circumstances … Continue reading

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Cochrane Review of Music Therapy for Emotional Wellbeing and/or BPSD Reduction (Cochrane Database)

Summary A high-powered review has been conducted to assess the effectiveness of music-based interventions (“music therapy”), involving at least five sessions, for improving the emotional well-being of people with dementia. Outcomes investigated included alterations in quality of life, mood disturbance, … Continue reading

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Review of Simulated Presence Therapy for BPSD (Cochrane Database)

Summary Simulated Presence Therapy (SPT) is any type of intervention which uses video or audiotape recordings of family members presented to persons with dementia, and is viewed by some to be a possible approach to treating the behavioural and psychological … Continue reading

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Regional Variations in Care Home Quality in England (Independent Age)

Summary Variations in the quality of care homes, between regions and local authorities across England, have been revealed by analysis of CQC care home inspections data. It appears that the North-West of England may be the worst performing region in … Continue reading

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Enhanced Support: Reducing Hospital Admissions From Care Homes (NHS England / Health Foundation)

Summary Care home residents in Rushcliffe (Nottinghamshire) receiving an enhanced care package, delivered by the Principia Partners in Health multispecialty community provider vanguard – which includes regular visits from named GPs and independent support from Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Age UK, Charitable Bodies, Commissioning, Community Care, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Health Foundation, Integrated Care, Local Interest, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, National, NHS, NHS England, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Standards, Statistics, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Patient Safety Improvement in Care Homes (BMC Health Services Research)

Summary A programme to improve patient / resident safety in care homes is to be conducted in Walsall and Wolverhampton over 24 months. This article outlines the evaluation of this care home improvement programme in the West Midlands. The aim is … Continue reading

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The Future of Care is Robotic? (BBC News)

Summary Researchers from Middlesex University and the University of Bedfordshire are joining an international (joint Japanese and EU) £2 million project to develop versatile robots designed to help look after older people in care homes or sheltered accommodation. The plan … Continue reading

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