Care homes urged to let residents take ‘positive risks’ so they can be ‘fully human’

Care homes are being urged to encourage residents to take 'positive risks' as it gives them more choice and control over their lives and allows them to 'become fully human'. Anne Kelly, a registered nurse and Montessorian ‘aged-care’ expert believes care homes need to think more carefully about how they may be restricting the freedom of residents. She says: “It Read more...

Stopping overmedication of autistic people prioritized by ‘outstanding’ care home

A care home service in Northamptonshire has put ending the overmedication of people with autism at the heart of its care, with inspectors rating the provider outstanding. Alderwood provides residential care and supported living for young people and adults who have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders and challenging behaviour. The Care Quality Commission found ‘staff were passionate and dedicated to their roles and had belief in the ethos of the Read more...

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