Care Home Week: the role of care homes in supporting solace
In the fourth day of Care Home Week 2018, we're focusing on change and adaptation in the care home sector.
One of the most significant changes in recent years has been the complexity of care required and lengths of stay of care home residents, with many care homes now delivering high levels of palliative and end of life care.
Care Home Week is therefore a good time to highlight the critical role of care homes in the last days, weeks and months of someone's life and their ability to support someone to have a good death.
The care, compassion and skills of care home staff are highlighted in Scottish Care's 'Supporting Solace' project including the Trees that Bend in the Wind report.
We encourage you to use Care Home Week as an opportunity to explore the Supporting Solace resources, to celebrate care homes' role in high quality palliative and end of life care and to consider how care homes and their staff can be further involved in partnership working, knowledge exchange and resource sharing in this vital area of care and support.