Tag: Care homes
What does it take to be an outstanding care home? Joanne Matthewson highlights an innovative arts initiative that won praise from the Care Quality Commission.
Vol 25 No 1 Page 24
Watching her Grandad’s face light up in the presence of her cousin’s daughter gave Rhiannon Lane the idea for a project – to bring adults with dementia and pre-school children together in creative and fun activities.
Vol 25 No 1 Page 22
Peter Morgan-Jones has cooked for the royal family so he knows what a good plate of food looks like. But how do you awaken appetite in someone who is losing interest in food? Here he gives a few tips.
Vol 25 No 1 Page 18
Shame is a significant but under-acknowledged emotion in care work, says Miryam Clough – it warrants investigation and understanding if we are to improve the quality ofcare for people with dementia
Vol 24 No 6 Pages 32-33
Delirium prevention should be key to a person-centred approach and central to our work with people with dementia, says Claire Biernacki. She explains its causes and predisposing factors, the types of delirium and how it can be managed
Vol 24 No 6 Pages 28-31
Stephen Abbott, Mary Birken and Julienne Meyer describe the findings of an evaluation of improvements in a care home for people with dementia, looking in detail at the views of care staff
Vol 24 No 6 Pages 23-25
Are uniforms really important in care homes? Sally Knocker says that getting rid of uniforms is an essential part of culture change
Vol 24 No 6 Pages 16-17
How can care staff be encouraged to take a broader view of behaviours that challenge? Ian James and colleagues explain how an exercise in empathy helped staff gain a better understanding of these behaviours
Vol 24 No 5 Page 26
Talking Mats provides a model of communication training for teams working with people with dementia in interim care and long-stay hospital settings. Joan Murphy, Jean Alexander and Ann McLinton explain how it works and why it is a valuable tool.
Vol 24 No 5 Page 22
Creativity in nursing practice can offer innovative ways to people with dementia of expressing emotion and generating a sense of enjoyment and satisfaction.Kate Mansfield-Loynes, Trish Morris-Thompson and Di Marks-Maran explain, using the example of a unique photographic project
Vol 24 No 4 Page 24