The numbers of people aged 85+ in England increased by almost a third over the last decade and will more than double over the next two decades. By their late 80s, more than one in three people have difficulties undertaking five or more tasks of daily living unaided and between a quarter and a half of the 85+ age group are frail, which explains why it is people in this oldest cohort who are most likely to need health services and care support.
- There are an estimated 5,153 nursing homes and 12,525 residential homes in the UK.
- According to the latest Laing and Buisson survey, there are 426,000 elderly and disabled people in residential care (including nursing), approximately 405,000 of whom are aged 65.
- 93 per cent of nursing home residents and 99 per cent of people in residential homes are aged 65.
- CQC Quote – 6 July 2017
The Arista offer to care homes
Safeguarding training & support
Arista specialises in safeguarding training, safeguarding consultancy and safeguarding improvement work. We pride ourselves in providing top quality, evidence based and contemporary information on policy and practice. Our training approach is to provide face to face sessions where issues can be discussed within the work context. Consultancy and improvement work is developed bespoke to you and your organisations requirements following discussions and diagnostic work to determine your needs.
Dementia is one of the main causes of disability in later life, ahead of some cancers, cardiovascular disease and stroke and so staff and carers need training and support to provide the best possible care. According to the Alzheimer’s Society, there are estimated to be over 820,000 people in the UK with dementia and 163,000 new cases occurring in England and Wales each year.
Care homes for people with dementia will require staff to have the right skills.
The Arista Offer
- A Dementia Awareness training course which has been designed as an introduction to dementia so that carers can learn more about the subject and feel more confident about caring for someone with the condition.
- A more in depth course looking at practical steps to communicate with someone who has dementia
Mental Capacity Act 2015 and Deprivation of Liberties
Arista can provide courses bespoke to your organisation
There is growing evidence of the benefits of person centred approaches to health and care. Engaging people in their own healthcare can:
- Improving people’s knowledge
- Enhancing people’s experience of services
- Impact on service use and cost
- Impact on people’s health
Arista will use the evidence base to work with teams to develop:
- Care planning approaches to promote independence and improve quality of life
- Ways of engaging service users to stimulate choice
- Support staff to be creative in providing care
Power of Attorney Act 1971
Arista can provide information sheets.
Prepare for a CQC inspection
Arista can provide:
- A diagnosis of your current quality in your care home
- Support to achieve a good rating against the fundamental care standards
- Develop action plans to support staff achieve the best for residents