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Who knows best? Older people's contribution to understanding and preventing avoidable hospital admissions

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2016
Pagination:
18 mins 50 secs
Place of publication:
London

This video summarises the key findings of a research project conducted by the University of Birmingham’s Health Services Management Centre and the Department of Social Policy and Social Work which interviewed 104 older people about their emergency admissions to hospital. The research looked at how the older people were admitted to hospital, whether they felt this was the best place for them and what alternatives might have been explored. Similar questions were also asked of a GP and / or hospital doctor representing as many of these older people as possible. Overall, the study found that most older people were admitted to hospital appropriately. Only nine of 104 older people (almost 9%) felt that hospital was not the right place for them. Key findings covered in the video include: delays in seeking help; prevention and early intervention; poor communication; proactive initial approaches; working with GPs and paramedics; and the underfunding of social care. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Dignity in care: nutrition for older people at home

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2015
Pagination:
10 minutes 23 seconds
Place of publication:
London

This film highlights the role of good nutritional care and hydration for older people living in their own homes. Food and mealtimes are very important to older people. Listening to what older people wish to eat and by preparing fresh food, the meal time experience can be enhanced. This film was previously available under the title 'Nutritional care for older people.' (Edited publisher abstract)

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Personal budgets briefing: learning from the experiences of older people and their carers

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2011
Pagination:
6p.
Place of publication:
London

This briefing provides a summary of older people's and carers experiences of using self-directed support and personal budgets. It is based on a six month study commissioned from a joint team from Acton Shapiro, the National Centre for Independent Living (NCIL) and the Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU). The briefing covers moving to a personal budget, deciding on personal budget, being assessed, resource allocation, support planning, ways of holding a personal budget, obtaining support, the role of carers, management of the personal budget, the role of external organisations and monitoring arrangements.

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An introduction to the mental health of older people: an introduction to mental health and older people

Authors:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE, MILNE Alisoun, GEARING Brian, WARNER Joanne
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2007
Place of publication:
London

In this learning object you will have the chance to explore the nature and characteristics of the ageing population in the UK, what being 'old' means, and some of the complexity surrounding the concept of 'mental health'. As this learning object presents basic facts and concepts surrounding mental health and older people, it is recommend that you use this object to introduce yourself to this area. This learning object also contains a self-assessment section where you can test how far you have assimilated the key messages.

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SCIE research briefing 3: aiding communication with people with dementia

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2005
Place of publication:
London
Edition:
Rev. ed.

A web-based briefing providing a concise summary of the current knowledge base on aiding communication with people with dementia. Coverage includes ethical considerations, views of service users and carers, innovative practice examples and implications for practice. Also highlights additional contacts and resources. The briefing was commissioned by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). The latest edition of this Briefing was produced in April 2005 and the next updated is due in April 2006.

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Working together with older people

Authors:
UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON, AGE UK BRIGHTON AND HOVE
Publishers:
University of Brighton, Age UK Brighton & Hove
Publication year:
2013
Pagination:
6 minutes 46 seconds
Place of publication:
Brighton

One of six films made as part of an ESRC funded participatory research project which explored what well-being means to older people and how it is generated. The research was carried out by a team of older people, university researchers and a voluntary sector manager. In this film the older people who took part in this research reflect on their experiences. The researchers discuss what they learnt about working with older people to do this research and suggest that this is useful in other contexts where groups of older people come together and share their experience and knowledge to shape services. The film is a scripted scenario based on interviews. (Edited publisher abstract)

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G.O.L.D.: growing older with learning disabilities

Authors:
JUMPCUTS, FIRST BORN CREATIVES, (Producers)
Publisher:
JUMPcuts
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
(37 mins.), DVD
Place of publication:
Bridgwater

A DVD to help staff and carers understand the difficulties facing adults with learning disabilities in old age. It covers recognising the signs of and tracking senile dementia.

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Living life: activity at the heart of care

Authors:
GOODMAN Alexander, (Director)
Publisher:
National Association of Providers of Activities for Older People
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
DVD
Place of publication:
London

This DVD contains three short films, entitled 'Why activity is important'; Living a meaningful life; and 'Starting the transformation' which provide an insight into providing good quality care in care homes for older people. The films draw on interviews with older people, staff, relatives and volunteers to show how life in a care home can include real relationships and a sense of community. The DVD, produced as part of the Activity Toolkit series, can be used as a training resource for those working in care homes.

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Age UK blog

Author:
AGE UK
Publisher:
Age UK
Place of publication:
London

The Age UK blog was set up to talk about political and policy issues that affect people in later life. Some of Age UK’s experts in various key areas will post their thoughts to try and make sense of the key decisions and issues that affect older people.

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Ageing well video

Author:
LOCAL GOVERNMENT IMPROVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
Publisher:
Local Government Improvement and Development
Publication year:
2010
Place of publication:
London

This video (9 minutes, 20 seconds) looks towards the future with an older population and explores how councils are looking at radical approaches, including the use of new technologies, to provide efficient individual services for residents. The video includes interviews with: Lesley Gavin (Futurologist), John Higgins (Joint Commissioning Manager, Westminster City Council), Matthew Poyiadgi (Computing Technology Industry Association) and members of the public.

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