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Improving oral health for adults in care homes

This guide explains how to achieve good oral health for people who live in care homes. It will be useful to care home managers and their staff. The guide includes an oral health assessment tool.

Who knows best? Older people's contribution to understanding and preventing avoidable hospital admissions

Part of Prevention and wellbeing

This video is based up the findings of a new study conducted by the University of Birmingham’s Health Services Management Centre and the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. Working with 104 older people and 40 local professionals, the research looked at how the older people were admitted to hospital, whether they felt this was the best place for them and what alternatives might have been explored.

Dignity in care: nutrition for older people in care homes

Dignity in care can be promoted by providing a choice of nutritious, appetising meals, that meet the needs and choices of individuals, and support with eating where needed.This film highlights the role of good nutritional care and hydration for older people living in residential care homes

Dignity in care: nutrition for older people at home

Dignity in care can be promoted by providing a choice of nutritious, appetising meals, that meet the needs and choices of individuals, and support with eating where needed. This film highlights the role of good nutritional care and hydration for older people living in their own homes.

Dignity in care: communication

Good communication can help people to maintain their dignity. Communication in practice can mean asking people how they prefer to be addressed and to respect their wishes; or giving people information about their care and support in advance.

Dignity in care: social inclusion

This film looks at people doing normal, everyday things like catching the bus or socialising with friends.Social inclusion, in practice, means doing things such as promoting and supporting access to social networks.

Dignity in care: choice and control

This film shows practical examples, of how people with care and support needs can be supported to have choice and control; and with that, dignity in care.

Older people and quality of life: better life in the community

This video for older people care services and social workers, 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. It is based around the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s A Better Life programme.

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