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The Care Inspectorate supported a focused piece of work during 2016/17 and beyond around dementia in social care. There is a particular focus on Playlist for Life raising awareness of it and  how to introduce it to a service.

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Heather Edwards

Dementia Consultant

heather.edwards@careinspectorate.com

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Spotlight on Dementia

Prevention

Care for Older People

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The Care Inspectorate, with funding from the Scottish Government, has developed resources and learning arrangements to promote continence in care and challenge the assumption that people routinely  become incontinent when moving into care.

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Care Inspectorate website

http://hub.careinspectorate.com/improvement/spotlight-on-bowel-and-bladder/

 

For other dementia resources on this site, please see

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Jackie Dennis

Improvement Adviser

enquiries@careinspectorate.com

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Promoting continence in care

Arts in Care is a programme of resources and development tools to support people who live in care homes to access the arts. Aimed at empowering care staff to support people through creative experiences, the work is now expanding into ensuring that care home residents have access to professional arts experiences.

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Edith McIntosh

Head of Improvement Support

edith.mcintosh@careinspectorate.com

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Arts in care

CAPA is a resource to improve physical activity amongst older people in care. Resource packs are available on line to support care services to self evaluate their arrangements and make improvements. During 2017/18, the Care Inspectorate will be supporting a major CAPA improvement programme in a number of partnerships by providing dedicated improvement advisor support.

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Care About Physical Ability

A good practice self-assessment resource to help staff assess how well falls prevention and management and the prevention of fractures is being addressed in their service and how to make improvements. The resource was updated in 2016 and includes an introduction to falls and fractures in care homes, self-assessment form and a range of tools which can be downloaded and used in a care home to help improve or change practice. There is also a pocket guide to preventing falls for care at home staff to use and can be accessed from the Care Inspectorate.

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Edith McIntosh

Head of Improvement Support

edith.mcintosh@careinspectorate.com

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Managing falls and fractures in care homes for older people

Guidance produced by NHS Health Scotland on oral care for older people in care homes.  Developed in collaboration with key stakeholders and endorsed by the Care Inspectorate, the guidance contains eight units, including 'Core oral health knowledge', 'Dementia and oral health' and 'Oral health risk assessments, care plans and recording of daily care'.

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Joyce O'Hare

Health Improvement manager

joyce.ohare@careinspectorate.com

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Caring for smiles

Designed to improve the quality of life of older people receiving care services. The guide highlights how making the most of every moment can make a real difference to a person's quality of life in simple but very meaningful ways. By providing key messages on how to better understand an individual’s needs, values and lifestyle, the guide can help people working in care services to deliver an enhanced experience for older people.

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Make every moment count

Older People and Complex Needs (LWIC)

For a full summary and resources on this topic, please see:

 

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This outcomes framework was developed by the Scottish Government’s Integration & Reshaping Care policy team, the Joint Improvement Team and NHS Health Scotland and is made up of two main components: a strategic outcomes model and four nested logic models that illustrate a range of preventive services areas.

 

The framework aims to help make more visible the range and mix of outcomes and contributions, including those of health and social care services that will contribute to optimising older people’s quality of life. For commissioners, the framework is intended to support an outcomes approach to joint strategic planning and commissioning, as well as monitoring and evaluation.

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NHS Health Scotland

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Optimising Older People's Quality of Life - an outcomes framework

This paper gives an overview of equality issues and dementia. The focus is evidence of effective interventions to raise awareness of dementia among different population groups with characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010.

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NHS Health Scotland

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Dementia and Equality Briefing Paper

Shared Lives is a little-known, but cost-effective and personalised, form of regulated social care. In Shared Lives, an adult who needs support moves in with, or regularly visits, an approved Shared Lives Carer, after they have been matched for compatibility and together they share family and community life. Shared Lives has traditionally been a service for adults with a learning disability, but schemes are now increasingly supporting a range of service users, including older people and those with poor mental health, dementia, or physical disabilities.

 

In 2017, all schemes in Scotland were rated above good, with 73% receiving Care Inspectorate grades of Very Good or Excellent for their care and support. Not only do Shared Lives schemes consistently receive higher grades on average than other forms of care, but the financial savings are also significant. Independent research demonstrates that there are potential savings of £26,000 per person per year for someone with a learning disability living in a long-term Shared Lives arrangement, and £9,000 per person per year for someone with mental ill-health being supported in the community. The outcomes, too, can be startling, with people reporting feeling settled, valued and like they belong for the first time in their lives. One Shared Lives carer describes Shared Lives as “a complete change of life for the better; allowing another person to grow to their potential”.

 

Shared Lives presents commissioners with a highly-personalised model of care that generates positive outcomes for service users while helping address the challenges posed by reducing budgets and demographic change.

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SharedLivesPlus

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SharedLivesPlus website

https://sharedlivesplus.org.uk

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Ben Hall

Scotland Development Manager, Shared Lives Plus

ben@sharedlivesplus.org.uk

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Shared Lives

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