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.
Quality of life 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 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.
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.
Simple changes to create a more dementia friendly home environment can have a positive impact on a person living with dementia.
Simple changes to create a more dementia friendly care home environment can have a positive impact on a person living with dementia.
Understanding the person with dementia helps to provide person centred care and support.
Social care users and academics identify examples of excellence in a range of Social Care TV films
How a woman with dementia coped with moving into a care home.
Part of Reablement
This At a glance briefing focuses on research and practice evidence about reablement and explains the implications for GPs and primary care teams.