A film that shows older people with high support needs who live in a care home. They talk about what is important in their lives and how they like to be treated.
Person-centred care resources and services
A film that shows older people with high support needs who live in the community. They talk about what is important in their lives and how they like to be treated.
This film highlights the importance of commissioning good quality person-centred home care for older people with complex needs.
This briefing summarises the seven challenges set out by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s (JRF) A Better Life programme which will help older people with high support needs achieve a better quality of life. It identifies key SCIE resources that will support people working in social care address each of the challenges in their practice and relationships with older people with high support needs and achieve the overall aim of supporting choice, control and quality in their lives. The challenges cover: encouraging positive images of ageing; taking a person centred approach to care; encouraging importance of meaningful relationships; treating older people as equal stakeholders in their care and support services; allowing older people with high support needs to make decisions; and being open to innovative and new approaches of providing care and support.
Effective personalisation and high quality care and support can only be ensured when the needs and preferences of individuals are placed at the heart of the services delivered. ‘Getting to know you’ is a free resource to help achieve excellent person-centred care and support by learning about and using one-page profiles. This resource provides a guide through the process of completing a one-page profile for staff, as a first step towards using one-page profiles in work. The resource also contains video examples and written testimonies showing how one-page profiles can and have changed the lives of individuals.
This film highlights the importance of getting to know the person with dementia. Learning about their memories and experiences, understanding the person's history and their likes and dislikes.
Understanding the person with dementia helps to provide person centred care and support.
In this film a panel made up of people who use services and social care academics looks at how excellence can be achieved in care homes for older people.
How a woman with dementia coped with moving into a care home.
This film looks at services that enable people to die at home and includes interviews with care professionals who work in people's homes at the end of their lives.