COVID-19 practice example on care homes

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Cohorting, zoning and isolation practice: commissioning for resilient care home provision: a report to the Social Care Sector COVID-19 Task Force

Care England

Guidance on developing good practice in cohorting, zoning and isolation practice in care home settings as a means of ensuring the effective implementation of the Public Health England (PHE) national guidance and high standards of infection prevention and control. Various examples and documents already exist which exemplify notable practice and provide national guidance. This document brings some of this together to address particular questions for the Task Force. As well as providing advice to the Task Force, it might also act as a checklist for commissioners to assess what they have already done / might do. It is split as follows: context; some key principles to guide work in this area; describing good practice in cohorting – within existing provision, or in dedicated facilities; what this means for commissioners and how they work with care providers recognising the critical relationships between them; resource considerations; and practice examples and references.

Last updated on hub: 17 September 2020

Case studies

Care Home Professional

Brings together innovative examples of good practice in care homes. They case studies cover a range of topics, including responses to Covid-19; quality of care; the use of technology; social activities and entertainment; and helping residents stay connected.

Last updated on hub: 07 September 2020

Care homes innovate to reunite residents and families during lockdown

Care Home Professional

From drive-throughs to visitor pods, garden and window visits to cuddle curtains, this article looks at the innovative ways care home providers have been going about bringing care residents and relatives back together during Covid-19 lockdown.

Last updated on hub: 20 August 2020

Care homes and supported living: Learning and sharing following the COVID-19 lockdown

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Practice examples and resources to support care home and supported living staff.

Last updated on hub: 11 August 2020

National Care Forum news

National Care Forum

The news section of the National Care Forum (NCF) website is a good source for news and examples of good practice happening in care homes in the UK as they cope with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For example, turning to letter writing and how to celebrate birthdays under current conditions.

Last updated on hub: 11 June 2020

COVID-19 Sector feedback

Skills for Care

Feedback challenges and share and hear stories of inspiration during this challenging period from care providers and social care services.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

Care Home Professional case studies

Care Home Professional

The case studies landing page on the Care Home Professional website is a helpful source for identifying good practice in care homes during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

Outstanding practice in the face of adversity

The Outstanding Society

Outstanding Society Board member Russell Lease, Director of Horizon Healthcare Homes Ltd, shares some of the innovations being employed by care home staff to ensure that residents continue to live to the full during the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Case study appears on the Care Home Professional website.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

When life gives us lemons, we make lemon drizzle cake…

Skills for Care

The Grange in Benenden is a residential home for 19 people with learning disabilities. Examples of how they are providing person centred care during the COVID-19 restrictions.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

Heart-warming stories that are spreading positivity during lockdown

Oomph! Wellness

Oomph! are keen to support care homes across the UK with stimulating, fresh and varied content to ensure that residents are engaged during this time when they might be feeling disconnected from their friends, families and the outside world.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020