My Home Life

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

Film library

Click the headings below to see videos for that topic.

All of our films are hosted on Vimeo. Click on the title in the top left of the film on this page to take you to Vimeo, from there you can download the films directly.  You will need to join Vimeo as a member before downloading the films (you can do this for free).

You can find all of our written resources including our bulletins for care home staff in our Resource library.

Life in a care home

‘Eyes’ was created through visiting and capturing stories of care homes across the country. It’s a good introduction to care homes and the people who live in them.

Living with dementia

These ‘Living with Dementia‘ films explore what it is like to live alongside dementia, and demonstrates the importance of relationships in successful care. It follows three real-life stories looking at the experiences of a young carer, two relatives and a resident. The films are aimed at the general public, as well as those working in the care sector.

Introduction to the films from Penny Hibberd

Caring for Kath

A tale of two relatives.

Brenda and John

Experiences of dementia, delirium and depression

The ‘Experiences of…‘ series of films concentrate on the challenges residents face when suffering from dementia, delirium and depression. With powerful interviews from residents, relatives and staff, they aim to help carers better understand and care for residents suffering from mental health problems.

Experiences of dementia, delirium and depression

Emotional Touchpoints in action - from My Home Life Scotland

My Home Life has a free toolkit which supports better communication across managers, residents, relatives and staff in care homes. Included in the toolkit are ‘Emotional Touchpoint’ cards, which are demonstrated here by Belinda Dewar and Fiona Cook from MHL Scotland.

Emotional Touchpoints in Action from UWS.

The My Home Life toolkit is available on request to all care homes – all we ask is that you pay for postage. Full details including how to order are here.

My Home Life DVD

You can watch all the films from the My Home Life DVD on the website – www.myhomelifedvd.org.uk

These two films introduce the rest of the films from the DVD – you can watch the rest in the three sections below – Personalisation, Navigation and Transformation.

Introductory video

A word from Des Kelly OBE, National Care Forum

My Home Life DVD - Personalisation

These videos are part of the My Home Life DVD – you can access the full content on the DVD website – www.myhomelifedvd.org.uk This section covers the best practice themes grouped under ‘Personalisation‘ – more information on the best practice themes here.

Maintaining identity

Maintaining identity: case study

Maintaining identity: expert view

Creating community

Creating community: case study

Creating community: expert view

Sharing decision-making

Sharing decision-making: case study

Sharing decision-making: expert view

My Home Life DVD - Navigation

These videos are part of the My Home Life DVD – you can access the full content on the DVD website – www.myhomelifedvd.org.uk This section covers the best practice themes grouped under ‘Navigation‘ – more information on the best practice themes here.

Managing transitions

Managing transitions: case study

Managing transitions: expert view

Improving health and healthcare

Improving health and healthcare: case study

Improving health and healthcare: expert view

Supporting good end of life

Supporting good end of life: case study

Supporting good end of life: expert view

My Home Life DVD - Transformation

These videos are part of the My Home Life DVD – you can access the full content on the DVD website – www.myhomelifedvd.org.uk This section covers the best practice themes grouped under ‘Transformation‘ – more information on the best practice themes here.

Keeping workforce fit for purpose

Keeping workforce fit for purpose: case study

Keeping workforce fit for purpose: expert view

Promoting a positive culture

Promoting a positive culture

Promoting a positive culture: expert view

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