Raising the bar on activity provision in care homes


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

By SALLY KNOCKER, director of communications, National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People (NAPA)

“Keeping the minds, hands and hearts of people in care services active and interested is at the centre of success of any care home. Too often, managers truly believe that they and the staff are providing an excellent activity programme, citing two or three activities a week, an outside entertainer and a church communion service monthly, and too many inspectors still see this as acceptable.” – an inspector and NAPA member_

This quote illustrates the need to raise the bar on what constitutes high quality activity provision and to find more s





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