My Home Life

Our vision is a world where all care homes for older people are great places to live, die, visit and work.

Caring conversations

Caring conversations

These senses and best practice themes are brought into practice using Caring Conversations. Belinda Dewar from My Home Life Scotland‘s work on Compassionate Care provides a vehicle for achieving relationship-centred care through a process of open questioning (The Seven C’s) which focuses on:

  • being courageous (e.g. What matters? What would happen if we gave this a go? What is the worst that could happen if you did this?)
  • connecting emotionally (e.g. How did this make you feel?)
  • being curious (e.g. What strikes you about this? What prompted you to act in this way? What helped this to happen?)
  • collaboration (e.g. How can we work together to make this happen? What do you need to do to make this happen?)
  • considering other perspectives (Help me to understand where you are coming from. What do others think? What is real and possible? What might the other person be thinking?)
  • compromising (What is important to you? What would you like to happen?)
  • celebrating (What worked well here? Why did it work well? How can we help this to happen more of the time? What are our strengths in being able to achieve this?

You can find out more about Caring Conversations and positive caring practices on the MHL Scotland website.

Download the poster of the 7Cs of caring conversations by clicking the image or visiting the ‘Poster’ section of our Resource library.

Caring conversations

Our Blog

|

"Ever wonder what it takes to be Outstanding?"

  My Home Life spoke with a manager of a recently rated ‘Outstanding’ Dementia, Nursing, and residential care home, they kindly shared the key ingredients they needed to reach an ‘Outstanding’ rating. “Thing’s in the home improved when I was out of my office, it made me visible to staff relatives and residents and most […]

read more

"A networking day in our care home"

Our home held an older persons services information drop in afternoon in which we invited in local organisations and support groups to discuss services available to older people in the area and opened the event to members of the public. We held the event in our home to provide a relaxed, comfortable space for people […]

read more

Recent tweets