Results: 31

For: residential care

Continuity of relationships can help older adults cope with care transition

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Jill Manthorpe reports an updated NIHR-funded literature review of how we can improve older adults’ experiences of care transition.

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New NICE Guideline on social care support for older people with multiple long-term conditions

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Sarah Carr takes a look at a new NICE Guideline on person-centred, integrated social care support for older people with multiple long-term conditions.

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The moral and emotional labour of care workers in residential homes

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Jill Manthorpe discusses a case study on how the emotional and moral labour of care workers operates in residential settings.

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Occupational therapy for stroke survivors in UK care homes: findings of an RCT study

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Jill Manthorpe discusses a ‘gold standard’ RCT study on occupational therapy for stroke survivors in UK care homes and the implications of the findings.

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Moving on from home for adults with learning disabilities: families’ experiences

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What are the experiences of families who are supporting their adult sons and daughters with learning disabilities to move on to their own homes?

Here, Mandy Johnson looks at a study, which sets out to answer that question.

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Enteral feeding tube guidelines not followed in residential settings

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For some people with learning disabilities, difficulties in eating and swallowing mean that enteral tubes are used to consume food and sometimes to take medication.

Here, Fawn Harrad looks at a Belgian study in which researchers observed whether staff in residential settings were following guidelines in the use of enteral feeding tubes to administer medications.

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The meanings of dementia care settings through dress

'It is important to see that ‘dressing’ is not the only time care home staff and residents manage clothing and accoutrements.

In this blog, Jill Manthorpe finds out how a ‘cultural gerontology’ study into dementia and dress can help with good practice in residential and nursing homes.

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Autonomy for people with learning disabilities in support settings

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How to balance the need to discharge a duty of care with the need to promote and support autonomy is a key question for those involved in supporting people with learning disabilities.

Here, Victoria Smillie looks at a qualitative study that used in depth interviewing of a small sample of supported people and paid supporters to identify and further explore these challenges.

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Which quality of life measure is best for care homes?

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Clarissa Giebel interrogates a systematic review on quality of life measures for people living in care homes and discovers what’s best for people with dementia as well as those without.

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