A spoonful of honey to help the day go by – too much to ask? – promoting residents’ wellbeing


Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

It is an exciting time for NAPA as an organisation as we look to spreading the message that activities in a care home should enable older people to enjoy life more fully. To this end, we aim to help managers and their teams to find practical day- to-day ways to achieve this. Early on in their role, activity organisers in contact with NAPA often ask us for ideas for their “activity programme” involving group activities, outings and visits from entertainers. However, as they are often working with people who are physically frail or have a degree of dementia, they find it difficult to interest them in taking part in activities as a group. An individual daily plan for each resident would seem more appropriate, and this sits well with the increased emphasis in the inspection process of looking more at “outcomes” for individual residents rather than just a more general inspection which marks homes against a standard set of defined requirements and standards: “A major focus of the inspection will be whether the serv





Comments are closed.


Latest blog posts

A weary sense of deja vu

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

So we are to be favoured with a Green Paper sometime next summer.

Theresa May’s insistence on the importance of an...

It’s a hard, hard world

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

A recent survey has found that 63% of the general public believe the NHS provides social care and 42% think...

Sign-up and pay, or perhaps pay more

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

There are powerful arguments why carers working at night in small specialist care facilities should be paid their full hourly...