Supporting Residents, Relatives and Staff

Supporting your residents with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities may be at greater risk of infection because of other health conditions or routines and/or behaviours. It is important that staff are aware of the risks to each person and reduce them as much as possible. For further guidance and resources click here – [ COVID-19\Care Home Resource Pack\Supporting your residents with learning disabilities.pptx – missing resource ]

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Supporting your residents with dementia

There will be a significant change in routine for people living with dementia, [ click here for further information and guidance COVID-19\Care Home Resource Pack\Supporting your residents with dementia.pptx -missing resource ]

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Supporting your residents who are more confused than normal

COVID-19 can cause delirium – it might be the only symptom. Delirium can also be caused by infections, hospital admissions, constipation and medications, [ click here for further guidance and information COVID-19\Care Home Resource Pack\Supporting residents who are more confused than normal.pptx – missing resource ]

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Supporting your residents health and well-being

Helping residents in a care home to enjoy their daily life and take full part in it as much as they can and is possible, is extremely important for their health and wellbeing. When choosing activities it is important to take in to account, the likes and preferences of your residents, [ click here for further information and ideas COVID-19\Care Home Resource Pack\Supporting residents health and well-being.pptx – missing resource ]

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Talking to relatives

[ Click here for advice and guidance on how to approach conversations with relatives about COVID-19
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Supporting care home staff well-being

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Staff mental health and emotional well-being

The COVID-19 outbreak is affecting us all in many ways: physically, emotionally, socially and psychologically. It is a normal reaction to a very abnormal set of circumstances. Managing your emotional well-being right now is as important as managing your physical health. Click here for further support information and support [ COVID-19\Care Home Resource Pack\Staff mental health and emotional well-being.pptx – missing resource ]

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Care App – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/dedicated-app-for-social-care-workers-launched

Good Thinking resources developed for social care

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