- Article: Caring for and caring about 2: implementing a care model for the older person
- Author: Deidre Wild is senior research fellow (visiting), Sara Nelson is research fellow, both at the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol; Angela Kydd is senior lecturer, University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton, Scotland; Ala Szczepura is professor of health services research, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry.
- Remedial care aims to maximise recipients’ independence, autonomy, abilities and quality of life
- The Caring For and Caring About model is weighted towards a remedial rather than protective approach
- The quality of interaction between caregiver and recipient will determine how, what and in which timescale remedial care can succeed
- Success depends on what the recipient and caregiver agree to commit to as an attainable improvement
- The decision about the appropriateness of the approach involves taking an informed direction that is consistently thought through
- What are the main challenges to providing resident-centred care in residential and nursing homes?
- What barriers exist to changing practice?
- What leadership styles should care home managers adopt and why?
- How can care home managers involve staff in exploring how care could be improved?
- What strategies could care home staff use to change practice?