Tag: Care homes


Challenging expectations of life with dementia

Posted on July 16th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Most care homes in Scotland are doing well with implementing the Standards of Care for Dementia. However, as Heather Edwards found, there are key areas where improvement is still needed

Vol 26 No 2 Pages 25-27


Five-star hospitality and comfort with care

Posted on July 16th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

A central London care home for people with dementia provides a luxurious setting for its residents. Victoria Tischler interviewed the entrepreneurs behind the project

Vol 26 No 2 Pages 14-15


An activity-based model for residential care

Posted on July 16th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Activities should be a vital component of good care but are often neglected. William McMorran visited two exemplary day time activity centres abroad and argues that there are important lessons which could easily be carried over to residential care in the UK

Vol 26 No 1 Pages 24-27


Kinecting through group digital games

Posted on July 16th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Digital technologies offer lots of opportunities for people with dementia to enjoy games and engaging activities. Erica Dove and Arlene Astell describe their research project and the findings so far

Vol 26 No 1 Pages 18-19


‘Train the trainer’: how it worked in care homes

Posted on July 16th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

How do you train care home staff when staff turnover is high and everyone is busy all the time? Laura Cook and colleagues report on the findings of a potential solution in which staff themselves were recruited to train their colleagues

Vol 26 No 1 Pages 16-18


Bringing arts interventions into care settings

Posted on July 16th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Opportunities for arts activities in care homes are often limited and their value may go unrecognised. Emma Broome and colleagues ask whether a more ambitious approach is required

Vol 25 No 6 Pages 24-26


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



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