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Making staff rotas accessible

05 November 2009

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

In a residential home, staff have devised techniques to simplify their staff rota and enable clients with communication difficultes to find out who will be caring...

An intervention to reduce delirium in care homes

01 May 2010

Nursing Older People

Feature

This article describes delirium and explains why its prevention is important. An enhanced educational package that was developed with care home staff to prevent...

Care home residents’ experiences of social relationships with staff

01 February 2010

Nursing Older People

Feature

This article presents findings from a cross-study analysis of social engagement between older people and staff in care homes. The studies found that staff and the...

Using a scoping exercise to guide the development of a care homes learning network

01 June 2005

Nursing Older People

Care

The University of the West of England, Bristol, in partnership with Bristol Teaching PCT and other stakeholders, received short-term funding from the Avon,...

How nature can be used to create a therapeutic outdoor environment

01 April 2011

Nursing Older People

Feature

This article reports on a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds scheme introduced into a group of care homes to encourage more wildlife into their grounds. The...

Sociocultural context of nutrition in care homes

01 May 2011

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

Aim To investigate factors that influenced nutritional care provided in two different types of residential care settings. Methods The study used qualitative methods,...

Dementia-friendly care homes

01 March 2009

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Dementia is an issue of growing importance in services for people with learning disabilities as a result of the UK’s ageing population. The literature on dementia...

Neurodiversity: accepting autistic difference

01 May 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

‘Insider’ descriptions of living with autism in a world where most people are not autistic may at the same time inform and challenge a professional approach to what...

Human rights-based care for older people

23 July 2010

Nursing Management

Feature

Care for older people is often presented in the media as unfair and disrespectful, wherein older people do not receive equality of autonomy, dignity and treatment....

A framework to support social interaction in care homes

01 April 2010

Nursing Older People

Feature

Engaging in meaningful social interaction is central to quality of life and this does not diminish following the move to a care home. However, social interaction in...