Tag Archives: Living Well in Care Homes

Investigating Activity, Nutrition and Hydration Among People With Dementia in Care Homes (Bournemouth University / Burdett Trust for Nursing)

Summary Research in Dorset care homes conducted by Bournemouth University, funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing, has revealed significant individual variations in physical activity, possibly relating to observed variations in calorie and fluid intake among people with dementia. Daily … Continue reading

Posted in Charitable Bodies, Community Care, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, Nutrition, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Physiotherapy, Quick Insights, Statistics, 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

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

Posted in Charitable Bodies, Commissioning, Community Care, End of Life 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, National, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Quick Insights, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Care Homes: Improvements Required to Meet CQC Standards and Dementia Recognition / Diagnosis Goals (BBC News / BBC 5 Live / NHS England)

Summary An online examination of Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection records from almost 10,000 care homes, performed by BBC Radio 5 Live Investigates and LaingBuisson (healthcare analysts), suggests that around 20% of care homes for older people in England failed … Continue reading

Posted in BBC News, Commissioning, Community Care, CQC: Care Quality Commission, Diagnosis, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Integrated Care, Local Interest, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, National, NHS England, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Standards, Statistics, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dehydration in Older People (BBC News / RSM / Quality in Ageing and Older Adults / American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)

Summary According to research statistics presented at a Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) conference, around 20% of older people living in care homes do not drink enough fluid. Further, care home residents with dementia are six times more likely to … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, BBC News, 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), In the News, International, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, NIHR, NIHRSDO, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Nutrition, Person-Centred Care, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Standards, Statistics, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Welsh Care Homes Review (BBC Wales / Older People’s Commissioner for Wales)

Summary A review of the quality of life for residents of care homes in Wales has found that many older people have an unacceptable quality of life and tend to become institutionalised quickly. Care homes tend to be perceived as … Continue reading

Posted in BBC News, Commissioning, Community Care, For Carers (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, National, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest, Wales | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gardens Help Trigger Memories in Dementia Patients (Journal of the American Medical Directors Association / Nursing Times / BT Lifestyle)

Summary Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School have found that gardens and green spaces help care home residents with dementia to relax, resulting in reduced agitation. This review of 17 different international research studies indicates that having opportunities … Continue reading

Posted in Commissioning, Community Care, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, NIHR, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Standards, Systematic Reviews, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Care Quality Commission: Special Measures Approach for Care Homes? (BBC News)

Summary The system of special measures, designed to improve failing hospitals in England, is likely to be extended to care homes. Full Text Link Reference Triggle, N. (2014). Hospital failure regime extended to care homes. London: BBC Health News, July … Continue reading

Posted in BBC News, Community Care, CQC: Care Quality Commission, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Management of Condition, National, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

National Care Home Open Day (CQC)

Summary The second National Care Home Open Day is to be held on Friday June 20th 2014, allowing people to visit local care homes. The idea is that allowing the general population to meet residents and learn about local care … Continue reading

Posted in Charitable Bodies, Community Care, CQC: Care Quality Commission, For Carers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Local Interest, Management of Condition, National, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Standards, UK | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Elderly Malnutrition: Malnutrition Prevention Project (BBC News / Age UK)

Summary The charity Age UK is to lead the government-backed Malnutrition Prevention Project to raise awareness of malnutrition among elderly people and in the population at large. It has been estimated that up to one million over-65s in England may suffer from undiagnosed and … Continue reading

Posted in Age UK, BBC News, Charitable Bodies, Community Care, Department of Health, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Integrated Care, Management of Condition, National, Nutrition, Patient Care Pathway, Patient Information, Person-Centred Care, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment