Care homes

Objective 11: Living well with dementia in care homes.

Elderly people with dementia living in care homes should have the same access as everyone else to high standards of service.

Improving life for care home residents with dementia: audio with Paul Mancey and Alistair Burns

Paul Mancey, chief executive of Orchard Care Homes, talks to Alistair Burns about work to improve the quality of life of residents with dementia, including an Alzheimer’s Society training programme for staff. Find out about the Dementia Challenge. listen to … Read more → – Improving life for care home residents with dementia: audio with Paul Mancey and Alistair Burns

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Safeguarding adults at risk of harm: a legal guide for practitioners

This guide produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence is aimed primarily at practitioners working in various settings for organisations involved in safeguarding. It is intended to serve as a pointer to the law and to how it can be used. Read more → – Safeguarding adults at risk of harm: a legal guide for practitioners

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TripAdvisor-style ratings to be introduced for care homes

The Government plans to allow people to comment on and rate care home services in the style of consumer websites such as TripAdvisor and Which. Read more → – TripAdvisor-style ratings to be introduced for care homes

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Person centred care resources

A list of useful resources to support person centred care for people with dementia. Read more → – Person centred care resources

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End of life care resources

A list of useful resources to support end of life care for people with dementia. Read more → – End of life care resources

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Care homes newsletters

Through monthly newsletters, the National Dementia Strategy (NDS) Implementation Team is sharing ideas to support improved care for people living with dementia in care homes. Read more → – Care homes newsletters

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Person centred support plan for people with dementia

The person centred support plan aims to enable and support the person living with dementia in a care home to be as self-reliant and in control as they can be. Read more → – Person centred support plan for people with dementia

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Dementia Quality Mark for care homes

The Dementia Quality Mark (DQM) developed by the South West Dementia Partnership aims to reassure people choosing a care home that the care being given to residents meets the needs of people with dementia. Read more → – Dementia Quality Mark for care homes

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Improving end of life care in care homes in Peterborough

The Peterborough Palliative Care in Dementia Group has developed practical tools to improve end of life care for people with dementia, especially those in care homes. Read more → – Improving end of life care in care homes in Peterborough

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Dementia awareness leaflets for care home managers, providers and staff

The South West Dementia Partnership have developed two leaflets to raise awareness about dementia for care home managers, providers and staff. Read more → – Dementia awareness leaflets for care home managers, providers and staff

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