COVID-19 resources on care homes

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Uncertainty ahead for care providers

Bevan Brittan LLP

Carlton Sadler, partner and head of the Healthcare Regulatory team at Bevan Brittan provides some key insights about the pressures on care providers during the coronavirus pandemic. The article includes comments about regulation, Mental Capacity Act, and health and safety responsibilities. [Article published 8 June 2020]

Last updated on hub: 12 June 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

Guidance: Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund

Department of Health and Social Care

This document sets out the infection control measures that the infection control fund will support and aims to answer questions received from local government and care providers about the Fund. The main purpose of this fund is to support adult social care providers to reduce the rate of COVID-19 transmission in and between care homes. A smaller percentage of the fund can be used to support domiciliary care providers and wider workforce resilience to deal with COVID-19 infections. Information on the distribution of grant allocations to local authorities and reporting requirements are included as annexes.

Last updated on hub: 10 June 2020

Patients living with dementia who ‘walk with purpose or intent’ in the COVID-19 crisis

NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) West

This evidence summary looks at how to manage care home residents with dementia who ‘walk with purpose or intent’ such that infection prevention measures are not breached during an epidemic such as COVID-19. It identified clear guidance from the British Geriatric Society (BGS) on the approach of care home staff for residents with dementia who ‘walk with purpose or intent’ during the COVID 19 crisis. The guidance focuses on isolation of suspected cases and behavioural approach to ameliorating potential unsafe activities of residents. The British Psychological Society’s Faculty of the Psychology of Older People also describes primary preventative and secondary reactive behavioural approaches that can be used to care for residents during the COVID 19 outbreak.

Last updated on hub: 10 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

Resources to support community and institutional Long-Term Care responses to COVID-19

International Long-term Care Policy Network

Hub of resources focused on supporting community and institutional Long-Term Care responses to COVID-19. Includes country reports, international reports, emerging evidence, resources and blogs.

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