National Care Home Research and Development Forum meeting

Please note that this event requires registration – download the registration form here.

The next National Care Home Research and Development Forum will be held on Tuesday, 1st December 2015, 10.00 – 15.00, hosted by the University of Hertfordshire in Room B, Fielder Centre, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield Ave, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9TP. Please see below for agenda highlights, and to download the registration form.

Highlights from the agenda:

Person-centered care and the role of the RN – Kirsten Corazzini

Overview of ongoing work that aims to compare how registered nurses in two EU countries, Sweden and the UK, accomplish person-centered care with assistive caregivers in Residential long-term care, and the regulatory structures that relate to these practices. Particular emphasis will be given to local-level innovation in the care home sector in the UK. Findings are discussed in relation to how this care is accomplished in the US.

FINCH: Faecal Incontinence in people living with dementia in Care Homes, a realist review – Bridget Russell, Marina Buswell

Preliminary findings from a HTA funded review will be presented. The research team is keen to discuss with the audience emergent theories of what supports effective Continence care for care home residents living with dementia.

NHS provision to care homes: findings from the OPTIMAL Study

The premise of the OPTIMAL study was that it is unlikely that one model of service delivery will fit with all care homes. Taking a realist approach it asked what works when and in what circumstances. This presentation will present phase one findings and early findings from phase two.