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Dr Jane Douglas is currently on the QNIS Queen’s Nurse Programme. Jane is the Executive Care Director at Queen’s House, Kelso, and has written us a blog on why care homes can be excellent placements for student placements. When I was asked to write this blog about care homes as a learning environment, I thought great, that will be easy, but when I came to write it, I actually found it difficult. Where to start? What I found when I thought deeply about care homes as an environment for learning, I found it to be an ‘emporium’ of learning opportunities,…
With an increasing number of informal carers in the Tweeddale area who have been identified as caring for a person with dementia, Community Nurses, informal carers and the Borders Carers’ Centre are meeting together to have conversations about the best ways of promoting feelings of health and wellbeing for those at the centre of care.
This project aims to develop and implement an integrated health and social care pathway to provide support for older adults (over 65 years) living with dementia and their carers in the community co-ordinated by a named community nurse. This nurse will ensure equitable access to support, information and care from diagnosis throughout all stages of the illness to end of life.
This project seeks to improve the participation of older people with dementia and their care givers in activities during visiting time in a community hospital setting. Meaningful participation in activity creates improved conditions where people with dementia will be able to improve their health and wellbeing.