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Study on the timing of moving people with dementia into care homes is now recruiting

A new research study on different factors that contribute to the decision on when (if any) might be the best or “optimal time” for people with dementia to move into a care home is currently looking for professionals working with people with dementia in England to complete a short, online survey.

This study, which is being conducted at the Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King's College London, is important because many people with dementia and their carers are unsure if and when there is a ‘right’ time to move to a care home. The findings from this study will provide ideas about decision-making based on real life experiences and support practitioners  working with people with dementia and their carers in advisory capacities when faced with these questions. The researchers also aim to draw out clear practice messages that are relevant and accesible to social care practioners, care home managers, people with dementia, and carers so they can help other people in similar situations.

The study is open to professionals working in day centres, hospitals, or in care homes. The research team is currently looking for paid workers and mangers (e.g., home care workers, nurses, occupational therapists, GPs, social workers, or Admiral nurses) who are working with people with dementia in England to complete a short, online survey. The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

If you would like to take part or receive further information about this survey, then please email laura.cole@kcl.ac.uk, or write to Laura Cole at:
The Social Care Workforce Research Unit,
The Policy Institute at King’s,
King’s College London,
Strand, London

author: Lakshini Mendis

Written by Lakshini Mendis on Thursday November 29, 2018
Tags: dementia, nihr, research, kings

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