Enriching opportunities: unlocking potential: searching for the keys
The Enriched Opportunities Programme is an intervention developed by the ExtraCare Charitable Trust and Bradford Dementia group that aimed to improve the well-being and activity of people with dementia living in long-term care. The programme included five key elements: specialist expertise; individualised assessment and case work; activity and occupation; staff training; management and leadership. This research evaluates the impact of the intervention on residents and tenants and on the staff caring for them. The research also aimed to develop the intervention into a workable practical model within extra care housing and nursing home care. The study involved four practice development sites; three dementia specialist nursing homes and one extra care housing scheme.