Supporting residents in a care home setting

This podcast will be useful to all those supporting someone with dementia in a care home including families, friends and staff.

Helen Skinner, Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Nurse Consultant, NHS Fife in conversation with Yvonne Manson, Quality Care and Support Manager at Abbotsford Care. Yvonne is one of Scotland’s Dementia Specialist Improvement Leads and describes her work with colleagues to support the wellbeing of care home residents during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Some documents referred to in the podcast have been designed specifically by the team at Abbotsford Care to help support residents at this time and they have kindly agreed to share these. There are short adaptations from the podcast below for anyone looking to find out about a specific topic.

Wearing face masks

Hand washing and infection control

Signs of coronavirus in older people

Keeping it normal and staying in touch

Social distancing and self isolation

Supporting families and friends

Supporting staff and professional development

Testing for coronavirus

Working in partnership

Looking back and finding support