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Latest paper from the Journal of Long-term Care
New paper looks at improving access to social care services following acquired brain injury
Authors: Odumuyiwa T, Kenney M, Norman A, Holloway M, Suffield F, Forrest H, Dicks H.
The latest paper in the Journal of Long-term Care aims to improve understanding of the long-term community rehabilitation needs of survivors of acquired brain injury, and their experiences of health and social care provision in the UK.
There has been only limited research on the interface between people and families affected by acquired brain injury and health and social care services.
The paper concludes that professionals must have training to understand the needs of acquired brain injury survivors and their families, and that services need to be provided in a long-term, integrated manner.
New paper looks at the quality of life in older adult care homes during office hours compared to out-of-office hours
Authors: Smith N, Towers A-M, Palmer S, Collins G
This paper in the Journal of Long-term Care compares the social-care related quality of life of residents in older adult care homes during office hours with outside of office hours (evenings and weekends).
The study analysed data from 99 older adult care home residents across 13 care homes in England. To assess quality of life, the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) measure was used, looking at factors such as personal cleanliness and comfort, social participation and involvement and personal safety.
Findings show that the social care quality of life ratings were generally lower during the weekends and early evenings than during office hours. This challenges the traditional model of care, which typically sees social activities and meaningful pastimes organised during office hours.
Edward Norton, Professor at the University of Michigan, talks about developments in the long-term care system in the USA.
Gloria Wong, Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong, talks about long-term care system in Hong Kong.
Matthias von Schwanenflugel from German Federal Ministry discusses latest developments in long-term care in Germany.