older people

Report of a study which followed up an investigation by the National Care Standards Commission in 2004 into the management of medication in care and children's homes in England which found homes were not performing well in this area.

The follow up study found some improvement but not enough to be wholly satisfactory.

Care homes across Scotland need to significantly improve the care they offer to people living with dementia.

This report was produce by the Care Commission and the Mental Welfare Commission and highlights a range of concerns, most notably the excessive use of drugs used to control behaviour and the lack of regular medication reviews.

Examines the use of restraint in care homes and approaches to minimise its use.

The aim of this research project was to develop an understanding of the pain experiences of older people with a learning difficulty and dementia, and to explore the ways in which these are managed.

The overall aims of the project were to provide an understanding of older people's experiences of poverty and their understanding of a range of indicators used to measure material deprivation.

As well as providing a rich description of older people's saving and spending habits, it also sought to understand how they interpreted material deprivation indicators. The project was based on indepth interviews and focus groups and was undertaken by the Personal Finance Research Centre at the University of Bristol.

Document containing a series of essays which examine the challenges facing 'Maggie's children', those born between 1980 and 1995, and their prospects for the later stages of their lives in 50 years time. Topics discussed include pensions, health and social care and education and recommendations are made as to how these challenges can be met.

Document from Care & Repair England, a charity concerned with improving housing conditions for older people, reviewing its achievements to date and stating its plans and policies for the future.

A SCIE briefing presents the provision of care to terminally ill older people aged 65 and over within care homes settings (personal care and nursing).

Paper summarising the policy literature and research concerning the ways, benefits and problems of involving patients in the planning of discharge to community or intermediate care.

This study examines a joint NHS-Local Authority initiative providing a dedicated nursing and physiotherapy team to three residential care homes in Bath and North East Somerset. The initiative aims to meet the nursing needs of residents where they live and to train care home staff in basic nursing.