We are passionate about the natural environment and believe that nature is good for the health and wellbeing of older people living in care homes. For over 20 years, Sensory Trust has been developing a range of projects promoting sensory approaches to the natural environment in the belief that it brings social, health and wellbeing benefits. Four years ago, we collaborated on a project to synthesise qualitative evidence (words) on how older people (including those with dementia) describe their sensory engagement with the outside world.
Written by Noreen Orr, Research Fellow, NIHR CLAHRC South West Peninsula (PenCLAHRC), University of Exeter, Wendy Brewin, Creative Spaces Project Manager, Sensory Trust, and Ruth Garside, Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter Medical School on Friday October 19, 2018
My Research Project -
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.
Exploring why care homes should engage in research, and how staff & residents benefit
Written by Fawn Harrad, ENRICH Facilitator, NIHR West Midlands on Thursday November 16, 2017
Delivering Care Home Research -
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Nurse academics are embarking on what is believed to be the first major UK study to look at the relationship between staffing and the quality of care in residential and nursing homes.
Written by Adam Gordon, Clinical Associate Professor in Medicine of Older People – University of Nottingham on Friday July 14, 2017
My Research Project -
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Advancing Care provides an overview of recent NIHR research on improving the health and care of care home residents. It highlights current research taking place now and explores new approaches being developed in this important area.