Innovation in the care home sector
Care assistants are the unsung heroes of care homes. We are the biggest part of the care workforce and essential to the smooth running of social care. Without us the whole system would grind to a very sharp stop.
The support of a spine is imperative to stop us falling into a crumpled heap. In a similar way, having support and encouragement to be and do our best is imperative for us to provide successful care.
'I'm just a care home nurse'Subscription
I chose this title as that’s how people see me: ‘just a care home nurse’. But I know that I and my sector colleagues are so much more.
Nursing assistant, Terry Elms, realised that taking the time to acknowledge good care - however small it may seem - can have a postitive impact on morale
After reaping the benefits of the Teaching Care Home pilot, Karen Davies challenges other care home managers to reflect on how they can share and disseminate best practice within the care home sector
After initially retiring from nursing, Maureen was surprised to find that working in a care home reenergised her passion for the profession
In Chester Court care home, entertainment is never an afterthought. Care assistant, Janet, tells us how she uses music to help residents express themselves and reach their potential socially.
As a valued member of the care home team, Jaydee takes every opportunity to develop her skills as a HCA and improve the care she is able to offer
Care home manager, Siva Sivanandarajah, reflects on how to open up the care home sector to more potentail staff members and help these people find their feet in the industry
A simple question about a resident’s picture gave Rachel new understanding of her resident’s life and helped her learn how to support his wife and family.