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Best practice themes

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The best practice themes identify ‘what older people want’ and ‘what works’ in care homes.

These eight themes were identified through a review of the literature on care by more than 60 academic researchers from universities across the UK – you can read the report here.

Click on each of the eight themes to view further information, examples of good practice from care homes across the UK, and resources to support you in delivering quality of life.

The themes can be grouped under Personalisation, Navigation and Transformation.

Personalisation

Those best practices which seek to personalise and individualise in homes – tailoring care to each individual:

Navigation

Those which are concerned with what needs to be done to help resident, relatives and staff navigate their way through the journey of care:

Transformation

Those concerned with the issues of leadership and management required to transform care into best practice:

Download the poster of the best practice themes by clicking the image or visiting the ‘Poster’ section of our Resource library.Best practice theme poster

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My Home Life’s very own Professor Julienne Meyer was recently interviewed by Anna Melville James for The Elder Magazine about Best Practice in Care Environments: Seeing People in Later Life as Individuals, Not as Conditions. Julienne is the executive director of My Home Life, she is passionate about best practice in care environments. Julienne spoke […]

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