Two nursing homes in Leeds are to be the test bed for a new research programme aiming to improve the quality of life of nursing home residents.
The project is an innovative new partnership between Leeds Care Association and the University of Leeds, and it was showcased to the Lord Mayor of Leeds at a launch event on 06 September 2018.
A new survey launched by the University of Stirling looks at what carers look for in replacement care and the types of support carers value. Get involved and have your say!
In order to improve care for people living with dementia, Alzheimer’s Society is committed to funding care research, as well as supporting the translation of research into practice to help close the gap between the production and utilisation of knowledge.
Alzheimer's Society is currently scoping ideas for the launch of a funding call later this year, to explore different models for enabling enhanced care provider roles in research, in order to facilitate successful implementation.
Buprenorphine transdermal system is increasingly prescribed for people with advanced dementia. However, little is known about the potential adverse effects, such as nausea, sedation, or confusion, in people living with moderate to severe dementia and depressive symptoms in care homes.
This gap was addressed by the DEP.PAIN.DEM trial, which was funded by the Research Council of Norway and conducted by the Centre for Elderly and Nursing Home Medicine, University of Bergen.
It is estimated that over half of older people living in care homes have some form of sight loss. Research shows that people with sight loss are at greater risk of social isolation and loneliness than their sighted peers. Admission to residential care has also been found to be correlated with isolation and loneliness in older people. However, evidence to support delivery of good practice in preventing, recognising, and addressing isolation and loneliness for people with sight loss in care homes is limited.
There are currently approximately 400,000 care home residents in the UK. The complexity and challenges of providing healthcare to care home residents are distinctly different from other care contexts, since complex interventions, such as exercise for falls prevention, and quality improvement methods that work in other health institutional settings, might not always be transferable to a care home setting. Thus, the care sector requires data to understand the health requirements of their residents and the services that enable them to live and die well.