Improving quality of life in care homes through community visiting: summary

Document type
Summary
Author(s)
Tanner, Chris; Brett, Bethany Morgan
Publisher
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Date of publication
1 June 2014
Subject(s)
Older Adults, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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A pilot Community Visitor (CV) scheme in three Essex care homes has demonstrated potential to support community engagement in care homes and improve residents’ quality of life. CVs visited care homes every week for around a couple of hours, aiming to befriend older people and enhance communication between care home managers, staff, residents and their families.