These cards show a series of snapshots of what life in an outcomes-focused care home might look like. You might use this resource as an inspiration for what could be, as a challenge for what should be, or as a resource to help start the process of change in your care home.
These examples have come from evidence from the Fit for the Future project and have drawn inspiration from pilots and projects across Scotland and beyond. We have tried to highlight the importance of simple things which really matter to people, like the smell of your favourite home cooked meal.
You might use this resource as an inspiration for what could be, as a challenge for what should be, or as a resource to help start the process of change in your care home.
Iriss has also developed a guide with training resources to support outcomes for people with dementia in various settings which can be found here.
Bamford C and Bruce E (2001) Defining the outcomes of community care: the perspectives of older people with dementia and their carers, Ageing and Society, 20, 543-570
Iriss (2014) Delivering A Better Life for older people with high support needs in Scotland, Glasgow, Iriss
Taskforce for Residential Care (2014) Recommendations for the future of residential care for older people in Scotland