My Home Life Cymru - Good Practice Guides
My Home Life's research on what older people want and what works in care homes identified eight best practice themes. These are: Maintaining identify, Sharing decision-making, Creating community, Managing transitions, Improving health and healthcare, Supporting good end-of-life, Promoting a positive culture and Keeping the workforce fit for purpose.
My Home Life Cymru has been working on a project called ‘Raising Awareness of Falls Prevention in care homes’ funded by Welsh Government. We produced a bulletin in April 2018 to open the dialogue and invite care home managers and staff to one of four networking days with the intention of coproducing a best practice guide written by care homes for care homes in Wales.
The networking events were attended by 52 care home staff from 23 care homes all willing to share their expertise and stories of best practice from their homes. We asked them about their experiences and what they do to support residents to stay active, in ways that are right for them.
From this work, we have produced a good practice guide, which is written with the voices of the care homes throughout.