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?