Mental Health and Care Homes

Paperback | June 26, 2011

EditorTom Dening, Alisoun Milne

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The care home sector is large, with over 400 000 residents in the UK and a similar number employed within the homes. It is therefore an area of considerable economic importance. Care home residents are often very old, and many have multiple physical and mental health needs, meaning that theircare poses particular challenges. They are also a distinctly and profoundly marginalised group who are often invisible in the wider debates on quality of care including those about care homes. Mental Health and Care Homes is a coherent and evidence-based text exploring these issues. Bringing together both clinical and research perspectives it will help those working in the care home sector to deliver high quality care and support to both residents and staff. This important, yet neglected,area is thoroughly reviewed by a range of experts including residents, family carers, staff, researchers, and clinicians. The book has four sections: 'the inside view' which includes several first-hand accounts of care home life; 'the outside view' which discusses the regulatory, funding, and legislative context in which care homes operate; 'mental health and care', a detailed review of the major mental and otherhealth issues that arise in care homes, as well as interventions and services to offer support; and a section exploring the 'promotion of health and wellbeing' including examples of good practice. It concludes by synthesising key themes and setting an agenda for further enquiry. The book is written in a style that encourages engagement, with the inclusion of contemporary case studies and examples, making it topical and readable. It will be valuable for a broad professional and vocational audience across health and social care, as well as students and researchers.

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The care home sector is large, with over 400 000 residents in the UK and a similar number employed within the homes. It is therefore an area of considerable economic importance. Care home residents are often very old, and many have multiple physical and mental health needs, meaning that theircare poses particular challenges. They are a...

Tom Dening studied Medicine at Newcastle University and trained in Psychiatry in Cambridge and Oxford. Since 1991 he has been Consultant Psychiatrist in Old Age Psychiatry in Cambridge. From 1999 to 2002 he was seconded part-time to the Department of Health as a Senior Professional Adviser, including work on the National Service Frame...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.9 inPublished:June 26, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Alisoun Milne and Tom Dening: IntroductionPart 1: The Inside View - Living in a care home:1. Pat Singer: A resident's view2. Eric Berger: A carer's account3. Marsha Tuffin: A care home manager's view4. John Killick and Lynda Martin: Creative work with residents5. Dorothy Runnicles: Hearing the voice of older people with dementia6. Alisoun Milne: Living with dementia in a care home: a review of research evidencePart 2: The Outside View7. Rekha Elaswarapu: Quality and regulation8. Theresia Baumker and Ann Netten: Funding: paying for residential care for older people9. Amanda Keeling: Legal aspects10. Hilary Brown: Abuse in care homes for older people: the case for safeguards11. Ricardo Rodrigues and Frederique Hoffmann: Long term care: an international perspectivePart 3: Mental Health and Care12. Tom Dening: Meeting mental health needs13. Janya Freer and Raja Badrakalimuthu: Dementia in care homes14. Briony Dow, Xiaoping Lin, Jean Tinney, Betty Haralambous and David Ames: Depression in care homes15. Catherine Hatfield and Tom Dening: Functional mental illness16. Graham Stokes: Psychosocial interventions in care homes17. Amanda Thompsell: Support to care homes18. Jill Manthorpe and Jo Moriarty: Working with minorities in care homes19. Clive Bowman: Physical health issues20. Elizabeth L. Sampson and Karen Harrison Dening: Palliative care and end of life carePart 4: Promoting Health and Well being21. Dawn Brooker: Promoting health and well-being: good practice inside care homes22. Claire Goodman and Sue Davies: Good practice: outside the care home23. Sheila Furness: Risk and choice24. Buz Loveday: Dementia training in care homes25. Julienne Meyer and Tom Owen: My Home Life: exploring the evidence base for best practiceLooking to the Future: Conclusions26. Tom Dening and Alisoun Milne: Conclusion: key themes and future directions

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