Tag: Care homes


Design and dementia: when less is more

Posted on March 12th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Home-like environments with vibrant colours should be a key feature of care home design. But Liz Fuggle and colleagues argue that there is another vital principle: less is more!

Vol 25 No 6 Pages 14-15


Government response to CMA care home market study is short on detail, says Care England

Posted on March 8th, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off on Government response to CMA care home market study is short on detail, says Care England

Three months after it was published, the Government has now responded to the Competition & Markets Authority report on the care homes market, accepting only “in principle” the CMA’s recommendations to address market sustainability.

Provider representative body Care England says much of the Government’s response pushes the actual plan and any action on sustainability and capacity of provision into the forthcoming Social Care Green Paper.

“As such we are no further forward on issues relating to funding and market confidence in meeting the care needs of vulnerable people across England,” said Care England chief executive Professor Martin Green.

“The Government notes that it ‘would expect to see an increase in the fee levels paid to providers over the remainder of the Spending Review’ but this makes absolutely no commitment to ensure that those increases (if they happen at all) should be enough to … Read More »


The stuff of life

Posted on September 18th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

David Sheard explains why the quality of interior engagement in care homes is so important

Vol 25 No 5 Page 22


ARCH: active residents in care homes

Posted on September 18th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Too few care home residents get the chance to engage regularly in meaningful activity, yet it can have a powerful impact on wellbeing. Julia Wood, Liezl Mari Anderson and Raymond Smith look at how an “active residents” programme is helping

Vol 25 No 5 Page 16


Love is listening

Posted on September 18th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Virtuoso percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie used her listening skills to make meaningful connections with care home residents with dementia. Helen Scott explains how the Love is Listening project worked

Vol 25 No 5 Page 14

 


The cognitive daisy in residential care

Posted on September 18th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Petra Pollux and John Hudson developed the “cognitive daisy” as a simple guide to the cognitive status of care home residents. Care is better adapted to residents’ needs as a result, they argue

Vol 25 No 5 Page 12

 


Care records that value the quality of experience

Posted on July 24th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Quality care requires quality records because “if it isn’t written down, it didn’t happen,” say Jackie Pool and Libby Lawrence. They explain their concept of enriched care reporting as an effective method of reflecting the experience of care home residents

Vol 25 No 4 Page 32


A response framework with untruths as last resort

Posted on July 24th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Sometimes the truth causes distress, but is it ever right to lie to a person with dementia? Edward O’Connor, Ian James and Roberta Caiazza describe a practical framework which allows “therapeutic lies” as a last resort

Vol 25 No 4 Page 22


Replacing DoLS: proposals appraised

Posted on July 24th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Impressive proposals from the Law Commission could spell the end of the widely disliked Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. David Jolley says the new plans will be cheaper and more manageable

Vol 25 No 4 Page 16

 


Music Mirrors reminiscence resource

Posted on July 24th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Amy Semple and Heather Edwards report on Music Mirrors, which offers a low cost, digitally portable reminiscence resource for gathering musical memories in one place

Vol 25 No 4 Page 14



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