Care…about physical activity. An article about physical activity promotion and engagement in care homes

Edith Macintosh and our very own Bob Laventure, have just published an article in “Working with older people” called “Care … about physical activity” in care homes in Scotland”. You can view the article online here, or download the article here. The purpose of this paper is to outline an approach being taken, to improve…

NICE quality standard for mental wellbeing of older people in care homes

NICE have issued new care standards for mental wellbeing of older people in care homes that includes ACTIVITY 🙂 2014. The quality standard for mental wellbeing of older people in care homes is made up of 6 statements that describe high-quality care for older people (aged 65 and older) in care homes. These statements set…

Active Ageing Resources – DWP & BHFNCPAH

An invitation to participate in a programme of celebratory events and festivals highlighting the importance of Active Ageing and physical activity for older people. From July 2010 the BHF National Centre is leading a programme of Active Ageing events with the purpose of: * Providing a national and local profile to celebrate and promote the…

Activity Provision: benchmarking good practice in care homes

This publication has been produced by the College of Occupational Therapists (COT) and NAPA, the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People working in partnership. Evidence shows that providing a range of activities within care homes can improve residents’ quality of life. However, the provision of meaningful activity appropriate to an individuals’ interests…