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My Home Life Medway launches!

My Home Life Medway launched last week, and was highly praised by those managers who attended. The day was seen as particularly useful for the amount of information sharing which went on. With discussions about – amongst other things – dental practices which accommodate older people within the home environment, ideas around end of life care and bereavement packs that homes have put together, doll therapy, pet therapy, domestic chores involving residents and cinema nights.

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My Home Life Kent Update

My Home Life is working with West Kent Adult Social Services on a programme of training for managers of West Kent homes, both in-house and from the private sector.

In May this year, over 100 delegates from a range of settings attended the launch. It was a great day and feedback from the managers was extremely positive. Furthermore uptake of training places for the programme has been excellent.

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My Home Life North East continues developing the INTERACT framework

My Home Life North East continues to expand and now includes over 110 care homes committed to developing and improving practice. Holding numerous workshops – which include residents, relatives, managers, staff and researchers – the homes have been looking at issues across Maintaining Identity, Creating Community and Promoting a Positive Culture. A specific focus of this work has been on supporting social interaction that has resulted in the development of the INTERACT framework.

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My Home Life Wales

Phase 2 of the My Home Life Wales pilot project began in May 2010, with 9 more care homes coming aboard. Phase 3 will commence in November 2010, and will continue until June 2011. By the end of the My Home Life Wales pilot project, at least twenty four homes from across Wales should be part of the network.

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"Best practice in care environments: Seeing people in later life as individuals, not as conditions."

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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"I asked the children if they would come again to which they replied ,yes!"

Heavy snow, icy roads, and school closures were the outcomes of last week’s storm Emma combined with the Beast from the East. One care home group from Derbyshire met the chilly challenge head on with fantastic outcomes. Sarah Dixon, community relations manager for Ashmere Derbyshire Ltd explained, “Local schools were closed suddenly on the Thursday, with news […]

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