Since the 2015 research report by Aston University we have used our findings to inform the development of a resilience tool.
The tool will monitor frailty levels and identify the need for interventions such as physical or cognitive exercises, or social engagement, where desired by residents.
Our latest research has also led us to make the following commitments:
- Ensure we always undertake specific personal goal setting with residents after their well-being assessment to improve their frailty levels.
- Work with others to identify specific interventions that could help improve autobiographical memory for residents.
- Link up our Well-being Advisors to work with the Fitness Instructors and Activity staff to refer residents who are physically frail to specific activities that will improve physical frailty.
- Offer more support or care plans to reduce or mitigate the risk of falls, to reduce this down further.
- Review social networks and loneliness scores in residents with mobility issues or reduced mobility to identify a specific intervention to address their needs.
- Relaunch our ‘buddy’ system – helping resident volunteers to support new residents to ‘settle in’ and ensure they felt welcomed and part of our family.
- Work with Cruse Bereavement Care, a peer support model where residents provide ‘listening support’ to other residents who have experienced loss and bereavement.
- Adopt the Gold Standards Framework, optimising care for all residents approaching the end of life.
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