The homecare sector is often the first to provide a service for people who are showing signs of cognitive impairment, many of whom have not had a diagnosis of dementia.
The sector has a vital role to play in meeting the needs of people with dementia and their family carers by developing a range of innovative approaches and solutions to deliver quality dementia services from early diagnosis through to end of life care.
Providing homecare relevant training in a cost effective way, is vital to ensuring that front line staff have the skills and confidence able to provide high quality personalised care to those who wish to remain at home.
What is mental capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005? When does one lack capacity?
- Powers of attorney: The importance of a Lasting Power of Attorney, the two different types of LPA and the main duties of an attorney
- Deputies and the Court of Protection: Appointing a deputy when someone has lost capacity and understanding when one should make an application to the Court of Protection
Personalisation is about supporting an individual’s human rights, offering choice and proactively promoting the quality of life. In a care home this means helping residents maintain a sense of identity and purpose, sharing in decision-making and feeing a valued member of the community who is able to make a contribution. Outstanding care embodies a strong person-centred approach to care delivery.
Developing this culture in care homes is possible and need not be costly, but may feel challenging when providers are struggling with financial, regulation and workforce issues as well as the increasingly complex needs of residents.
Our presentation will show managers and providers can reflect on the culture of their own home through the use of a practical improvement resource which shares best practice and supports staff training and development; a new online planning tool developed by SCIE and Think Local Act Personal. We will demonstrate how it can be used to support good conversations with residents, staff and carers, to gauge current progress in developing a person-centred approach and to identify the improvements that will make the most difference to residents' quality of life.
*Partnership working and the use of objective data and soft intelligence to build a programme
*The importance of integrated working to support both staff development as well as enhancing health the health of residents
*The hospital transfer pathway, or “red bag” - an example of multi-agency integration in action
Deborah Ivanova, Deputy Chief Inspector for adult social care South and London, CQC, will share the latest findings from CQC’s The State of Health and Social Care 2016/17 report launched in time for the show. What does CQC know about quality in adult social care and how can the regulator, providers, staff and commissioners work together in a challenging environment, listening and responding to the voices of people who use care, their families and carers?
Our panel of business experts reflects on the past 12 months and examines how the economy, BREXIT and the general election are impacting the care sector. It will examine the key challenges of workforce and funding and what they mean for the future of the sector as well as identify opportunities.
Stephen Dorrell and Henry Elphick from LaingBuisson will speak on quality improvement in the care sector. This will include discussion of issues such as the role of joined-up care and sustainability and transformation partnerships in the delivery of the system. They will also talk about the importance of data availability to achieving these objectives.
This presentation will look at the requirements of a sustainable price for homecare and key cost issues that need to be considered when tendering for council contracts.
Looking to the future there are reasons for the care home sector to be confident, but also a similar and essential requirement for it to be responsive to change. Will care homes be agile enough to adapt to both new ways of thinking and working so they are prepared for a coming decade that will bring significant population changes, that will see people living long lives with dementia, frailty and dependency, and critically will see the arrival of a new resident population who will define themselves as customers of care and who are unlikely to be stoical and grateful for what they receive.
Are care homes an archaic late twentieth century solution to dependency in old age as some would have us believe or is the future bright? If it is bright what is offered will have to be fit for its time and this means it cannot simply be more of the same.
The Airedale and Partner’s Health as a Social Movement programme is working to improve the wellbeing of care home residents by forging connections between local communities and the residents, their families, friends and carers.
This session will explore how the vanguard has brought members of the community into care homes and supported residents wishing to take part in wider community activities. It will look at how they have overcome key challenges and the impact it is having.
Dining can easily become a task orientated process that lacks a positive experience and this can undermine the abilities and health of an individual with dementia. Supporting individuals to eat and drink well and to engage in dining as an activity is at the heart of the Sunrise Senior Living Enriched Dining Experience model. The model addresses the dining environment; the staffing level and deployment and, an enabling approach. This model was introduced initially for a period of 4 months in four of our Communities and we measured the impact on a group of residents in a range of ways. This included level of meal consumption; resident well-being, cognition and function and, clinical outcomes of weight and infections. This presentation describes the model and the outcomes from it
Last year Jeremy Hunt described the Care Markets as 'one of the biggest commercial opportunities' for private companies. But as some care providers are being forced to close due to lack of funding, our panel will explore where the greatest opportunities lie in the care sector and housing for older people.
Retirement communities have seen a significant rise in popularity, meeting the demands of the more affluent baby boomers. LifeCareResidences provide award winning care and hospitality of five star hotel quality. This case study will explore the village developments providing an alternative to care homes for life in retirement, as well as look at the benefits the developments have on residents’ physical and mental well being.
This seminar aims to discuss the seven key principles of Interior Design, and how they are relevant and adapted to suit the needs of the Care sector. Gain insight into lighting, colour, textures and more to help guide you in designing your interiors within this fascinating sector. With an understanding of those with dementia, sensory impairments, physical needs and mental health, environments can be adapted to enable people and improve their outcomes.