Quality in elderly care

The magazine for quality development in nursing homes is published by Sofrosyne. New theme for quality in elderly care twice a week.

What can you do as a resident, care staff, manager, nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist or relative to ensure that "Mom will be fine"? - Our motto is "Better care every day".

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  • 2024-06-13 04:00 04 Bemötande, 10 Aktivitet o funktionsbevarande arbetssätt, 05 Planering
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    So care staff plans meaningful personal time for residents at the nursing home

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire interested individuals from other countries.

    Personal time and social content in care is an important quality factor in elderly homes. The resident has the right to be offered meaningful activities during what is called personal time. It is important for the operation to evaluate and develop the content of the personal time. Similarly, it is important to document in order to take advantage of what works and develop it further.
    Planning and implementing "personal time" with the residents of the elderly home is an important part of creating meaningful and personal care. Personal time is about giving each resident individual attention and support, which can improve their quality of life and well-being. Here are some strategies and tips for care staff to consider when planning personal time.

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  • 2024-06-10 04:00 09 Mat och måltid
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    So, the balance between food, exercise, and medicine provides quality of life in diabetes

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire interested individuals from other countries.

    Living with diabetes means balancing areas: food, exercise, and medicine. Through knowledge about these areas, people with diabetes and those who provide care can contribute to achieving a high quality of life and preventing complications. In the case of type 2 diabetes, diet plays an important role. With the right diet, the individual feels better and can often manage with less medication. The right diet also reduces the risk of heart and vascular diseases. These dietary guidelines actually apply to all of us, but become even more important for those who have type 2 diabetes. Small changes in our dietary habits can lower blood sugar levels and blood fats while helping to reduce the risk of obesity.

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  • 2024-06-05 04:00 12 Personlig omvårdnad, 05 Planering, 13 Hygien
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    How the feeling of looking good affects well-being in elderly care homes

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire interested parties from other countries.

    Feeling attractive and well-cared for is a significant aspect of well-being, especially for those living in elder care homes. This is more than just a matter of appearance; it's about self-respect, dignity, and mental health. As a caregiver, you can support the residents in feeling attractive, and this can impact their overall well-being.

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  • 2024-06-03 04:00 03 Ledarskap, 18 Arbetsmiljö och utveckling, 08 Förebyggande o lokaler
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    The relationship between work environment and patient safety at the nursing home - How a good work environment promotes patient safety

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire those interested from other countries.

    In a world where the need for care for aging people is increasing, the question of the quality of care in nursing homes becomes increasingly urgent. Not least, it is important to highlight how a good working environment for the staff is directly linked to patient safety. These are two sides of the same coin that together form the core of a successful nursing home.

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  • 2024-05-30 04:00 07 Riskhantering, 18 Arbetsmiljö och utveckling, 03 Ledarskap, 04 Bemötande, 05 Planering, 02 Värdegrund
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    Strengthening cooperation between the nursing home and the responsible doctor provides more effective care and services.

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully it can inspire interested parties from other countries.

    The care of the elderly is becoming increasingly advanced. A functioning collaboration between the residence and the doctor is of great importance for the quality. The doctor usually comes to the residence every week. Sometimes the nurse needs to consult with the doctor in between. There are many requirements and how the interaction between the operation and the doctor is functioning is an important factor.

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  • 2024-05-28 04:00 01 Kvalitet, 06 Dokumentation
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    The importance of clear routines at the nursing home: Making it "Easy to do right"

    This article is written from Swedish conditions. Hopefully, it can inspire interested parties from other countries.

    Do your routines match how you work or are they just gathering dust? Establishing and communicating clear routines is crucial for creating a safe and efficient working environment in the elderly care home. By making it "easy to do right", staff can feel more secure in their role and minimize the risk of mistakes or oversights that can negatively affect the quality of care.

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  • 2024-05-23 04:00 04 Bemötande, 05 Planering, 03 Ledarskap
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    What can you do to make your accommodation attractive to someone who is going to move in?

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire those interested from other countries.

    Moving to a retirement home is a major decision. For many, it involves both worry and sorrow. Therefore, receiving good information is of great importance. In an increasing number of municipalities, the elderly are offered a choice between different accommodations. Activities, overnight apartments or a special focus may be what tips the scales in favor of your living situation.

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  • 2024-05-22 04:00 01 Kvalitet

    The right level of ambition is key to success

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire those interested from other countries.

    By working strategically with change management, elderly care can become more flexible, efficient, and adaptable to changing needs and requirements. This can in turn lead to improved care and quality of life for the elderly. Excessive measurement can result in lower quality, certification can add value.

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  • 2024-05-21 04:00 01 Kvalitet, 06 Dokumentation, 07 Riskhantering, 03 Ledarskap

    Nursing homes should work with systematic quality development

    This article, written from a Swedish perspective, can hopefully inspire those interested from other countries

    The work with continuous improvements consists of many different tools that are interconnected. Above all, it is about building a culture. Self-control, internal audits, patient safety reports, quality registers, deviation management, key figures and routines all play their role in the work to constantly make the operations better.

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  • 2024-05-17 04:00 01 Kvalitet, 15 Handlingsberedskap, 05 Planering
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    Strategic Planning for Skills Development at the Nursing Home: Strengthening Staff Skills and Qualifications

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire interested parties from other countries.

    Do you have a strategic competence development plan at the nursing home? Ensuring continuous competence development for the staff at the nursing home is crucial in order to provide high-quality care and services to the elderly. Through strategic planning, the nursing home can ensure that the staff has the knowledge and skills required to meet the needs of the elderly in the best possible way.

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  • 2024-05-13 04:00 18 Arbetsmiljö och utveckling
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    It is important to have a conversation climate with a high ceiling. Dominance techniques and reprisals lower the quality.

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire those interested from other countries.

    A repressive leadership or work climate can be dangerous for the residents. Breaking a culture of silence requires commitment and efforts from all involved parties - staff, residents, and relatives. By working together to promote openness, communication, and participation, one can create a safe and pleasant environment where every individual feels seen, heard, and respected.

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  • 2024-05-06 04:00 02 Värdegrund, 15 Handlingsberedskap, 03 Ledarskap
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    Operational readiness, common sense or practical understanding

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire interested parties from other countries.

    Operational readiness, common sense, or practical understanding. In scientific terms, it is called phronesis. When we start working in elderly care, we are faced with new situations where we are to meet strangers. Helping another person with intimate hygiene is not always easy, but many have a sense for or natural ability to approach others in sensitive care situations.

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  • 2024-05-02 04:00 03 Ledarskap, 01 Kvalitet, 02 Värdegrund, 04 Bemötande, 16 Sjukdom och död
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    Night work

    This article is written based on Swedish conditions. Hopefully, it can inspire those interested from other countries.

    Those who work at night are responsible for the quality of the elderly home for a large part of the day. The Work Environment Authority has issued special rules for night work.

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  • 2024-04-30 04:00 08 Förebyggande o lokaler, 07 Riskhantering
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    Prevent and manage operational disruptions at the nursing home: Effective strategies for continuity and security

    This article is written based on Swedish conditions. Hopefully, it can inspire those interested from other countries.

    Interruptions in electricity, water or internet, blockages in sewage, errors in food deliveries can create chaos in a nursing home. By having well-planned and thoughtful strategies to prevent and manage operational disruptions, nursing homes can create a safe and stable environment for both residents and staff. Being prepared for various scenarios and having effective measures in place can reduce the risk of serious consequences and ensure continuity in the care of the elderly.

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  • 2024-04-25 04:00 04 Bemötande
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    Proficiency in the meeting - a professional approach

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire those interested from other countries.

    Everything has to move so fast. Unfortunately, this culture can also spread to the nursing home. In our professional role at the nursing home, we meet the residents in different situations. We then need to be able to converse in a relaxed manner. It's important to be both professional and personal. If one crosses the line and becomes too private, one risks undermining the trust in professional competence. It's easy to succumb to pressure and as healthcare staff, we should always be "the adult in the room". This is a professional approach and treatment.

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  • 2024-04-22 04:00 01 Kvalitet
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    The right level of ambition is key to success

    This article is written based on Swedish conditions. Hopefully, it can inspire those interested from other countries.

    Finding a balance between measuring relevant quality aspects and avoiding excessive measurement is crucial to ensure that nursing homes can deliver high-quality care and service in an efficient and sustainable manner. By choosing the most relevant and meaningful measurement indicators, nursing homes can focus on improving what really matters most to the residents and their well-being.

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  • 2024-04-18 04:00 10 Aktivitet o funktionsbevarande arbetssätt

    Proper use of technology can contribute to better content in healthcare.

    This article is written based on Swedish conditions. Hopefully it can inspire interested people from other countries.

    Only the imagination constitutes a limit when it comes to arranging meaningful activities. The staff at nursing homes have a unique opportunity to use digital technology to create exciting and memorable experiences for the residents. By combining creativity and technology, they can invite the residents on a virtual journey to places around the world, despite physical limitations.

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  • 2024-04-15 04:00 09 Mat och måltid
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    Food and fall prevention. How the nursing home ensures a safe and nutritious food handling.

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire interested parties from other countries.

    Safe and efficient food management in elderly homes is crucial to promoting health and well-being among the residents and to prevent falls. By providing nutritious food, monitoring medication treatment, and creating a safe food environment, the elderly home can contribute to reducing the risk of falls and promoting a high quality of life for the elderly.

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  • 2024-04-11 04:00 05 Planering
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    The right to be the center of one's own life

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire those interested from other countries.

    There is a lot of talk about person-centered care, the individual's needs at the center, the patient being a part of the team. Creating a culture where vision becomes reality requires a lot of work. Participation is one of the cornerstones. The demand from the residents to be included in decision-making will increase. By strengthening the person-centered focus in elderly care, care staff can make a real difference in the lives of the residents by meeting their individual needs and wishes in a respectful and dignified manner. It's about creating a caring and empathetic environment where each individual feels appreciated and respected.

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  • 2024-04-08 04:00 10 Aktivitet o funktionsbevarande arbetssätt
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    Do the residents receive support with a function-enhancing working method?

    This article is written based on Swedish conditions. Hopefully it can inspire interested people from other countries.

    A function-enhancing working method is used when something has temporarily lost an ability or function. It may be after a hospital stay. A stroke or a fracture can mean that the ability to cope with everyday tasks has deteriorated. Many times it is possible to regain the ability to cope with what you coped with before with the right training and support to exercise in everyday life.

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  • 2024-04-04 04:00 11 MTP
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    Are you keeping up with the technical development?

    This article, written from a Swedish perspective, can hopefully inspire those interested from other countries.

    Nursing homes all over the world have begun to embrace the possibilities of technology to improve the quality of care and enhance the quality of life for residents. Through strategic use of various technological supports, nursing homes can create a more efficient and well-functioning environment that best meets the needs of the residents and their relatives.

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  • 2024-04-02 04:00 12 Personlig omvårdnad
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    Dry mouth can create difficulties in daily life.

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can serve as inspiration for interested parties in other countries.

    Many elderly people suffer from dry mouth. This is due to them having too little saliva or the composition of the saliva changes. Saliva is necessary for us to be able to chew and swallow. Saliva also protects the teeth. Often, dry mouth sneaks up on you and it's not even certain that the person affected notices it themselves. Bring up the issue with the doctor as the problems could be related to medication. The dental hygienist can also provide good advice.

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  • 2024-03-28 04:00 05 Planering

    Is your business primarily planned or event-driven?

    This article is written based on Swedish conditions. Hopefully, it can inspire those interested from other countries as well.

    The quality of an operation is affected by how event-driven it is. Planned activities more rarely create stress. With planning, the elderly receive the help they are entitled to. The planning is at many different levels. From ensuring that all residents receive good doctor visits to the implementation plan being reflected in the daily work. Purchases and outings, everything needs to be planned. Transitioning from an event-driven to a planned operation in a nursing home requires a conscious change process and commitment from both management and employees.

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  • 2024-03-25 04:00 19 Samhället utanför, 04 Bemötande, 02 Värdegrund, 06 Dokumentation
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    Do you work with life stories and awakening memories?

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can be an inspiration for interested parties from other countries.

    A vital task for healthcare is to see the individual with all their experiences, not solely colored by the consequences of dementia. Working with life stories for the elderly in nursing homes is a valuable resource for creating person-centered care and promoting well-being and quality of life. By listening to and documenting the elderly's life history and experiences, staff and relatives can create a meaningful and supportive environment that promotes dignity, autonomy, and joy of life for the elderly.

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  • 2024-03-21 04:00 08 Förebyggande o lokaler, 13 Hygien
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    Scent, environment and goods supply

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire interested parties from other countries.

    People emit smells, ranging from pleasant scents to unpleasant odors. Care for the residents, waste management, clothing care, and ventilation contribute to making the premises pleasant to stay in. With today's knowledge and opportunities, no one should have to live in premises where the smell of urine or other odors disturb the comfort.

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  • 2024-03-18 04:00 03 Ledarskap
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    The value base must be what guides the development work of elderly care.

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire those interested from other countries.

    As the population ages, it becomes increasingly important to implement preventative measures to reduce the need for nursing homes. By providing support and resources for older people, society can help maintain their independence and quality of life. Below, we explore various strategies and measures that can help prevent the need for older people to move into nursing homes.

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  • 2024-03-14 04:00 06 Dokumentation, 12 Personlig omvårdnad, 08 Förebyggande o lokaler, 16 Sjukdom och död, 07 Riskhantering
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    Do you have a clear routine for handling fall injuries - a step by step guide

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective, but hopefully it can inspire people from other countries.

    Falls cause many deaths each year. Injuries from falls should always be examined by a licensed nurse for an assessment of the need for doctor contact. Do you have good routines for examining fall injuries?

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  • 2024-03-11 04:00 16 Sjukdom och död, 02 Värdegrund, 07 Riskhantering, 17 Psykisk hälsa, 04 Bemötande
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    Do many of your residents take anxiety-reducing medication?

    This is an article written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire those interested from other countries.

    Extensive use of anxiety-reducing drugs can be a sign of deficiencies in care. By consciously working to create a harmonious environment and getting to know the resident, it is often possible to find alternatives to medication for anxiety as needed.

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  • 2024-03-07 04:00 13 Hygien, 17 Psykisk hälsa, 08 Förebyggande o lokaler
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    How is the sound hygiene at your nursing home?

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective but hopefully can inspire those interested from other countries.

    Creating an environment that promotes well-being and comfort for the residents of a nursing home is not just about physical care and attention, but also about considering the sound environment. Acoustic hygiene plays a crucial role in creating a pleasant and calm atmosphere where the elderly can feel safe and relaxed. Disturbing noises can create stress and discomfort. Chairs without pads that squeak, televisions with TV-shop or radio chatter with commercials that no one listens to. Someone stands and talks on the phone without stepping aside. This can create stress if it is a workplace, but even worse if it is in my home and I can't do anything about it. Take a walk around your nursing home and think about how it sounds.

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  • 2024-03-04 04:00 04 Bemötande

    Moving into a nursing home involves changing roles for the resident, but also for relatives.

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective, but hopefully it can inspire interested parties from other countries.

    People sometimes talk about four cornerstones of good aging. Physical activity, good eating habits, meaningfulness related to being involved and needed, and social community. There is a connection between health and social relationships. For those who move into a nursing home, these change. Role loss can be a challenge for those moving into a nursing home and their relatives, but there are ways to handle it in a constructive way. By offering support, continuity and opportunities for meaningful activities, the nursing home can help to facilitate the transition and promote a sense of well-being and belonging for the residents and their families.

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  • 2024-02-29 04:00 02 Värdegrund, 03 Ledarskap
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    Do you show appreciation to those who are inspirers and role models at the nursing home?

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective, but can hopefully serve as inspiration for those interested from other countries.

    At almost all workplaces, there are employees who are inspirers and role models for others. At the elderly care home, these people make a big difference to the quality of care. By creating an environment where employees are uplifted and inspire each other, the elderly care home can promote a culture of continuous learning, collaboration, and development that benefits both the staff and the residents. This leads to increased job satisfaction, motivation, and quality in care and nursing work.

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  • 2024-02-26 04:00 18 Arbetsmiljö och utveckling, 17 Psykisk hälsa, 12 Personlig omvårdnad, 19 Samhället utanför, 07 Riskhantering
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    Have you had any situation where someone becomes threatening or very anxious at your elderly home?

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective, but hopefully it can be an inspiration for those interested from other countries.

    Sometimes people with dementia change in their mentality. In the worst case, it can lead to threatening situations. Nursing homes should have safe routines to deal with people who become anxious, angry and sometimes threatening. Staff may need to train in how to deal with a person who is threatening in order to reduce the risk of violence and someone getting hurt.

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  • 2024-02-22 04:00 10 Aktivitet o funktionsbevarande arbetssätt
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    Care for the soul, forest and nature

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective, but will hopefully serve as inspiration for those interested from other countries.

    Many older people reflect on life. Pastoral care, spending time in the forest and nature, meditation, and other activities can provide peace. Getting out into the forest, to the lake, or participating in worship means a lot for many people's well-being. Beautiful music can also be a balm for the soul.

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  • 2024-02-19 04:00 09 Mat och måltid
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    Do the residents get the nutrients they need?

    This article, which is written based on Swedish conditions, can perhaps inspire interested people from other countries as well.

    There is a difference between food and nutrition. It is possible to be overweight and malnourished at the same time. Those who live in a nursing home are dependent on the employees understanding the importance of offering a varied diet. There also needs to be routines for following up nutritional intake and detecting malnutrition.

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  • 2024-02-15 04:00 05 Planering
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    Ability to handle constant changes

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can also inspire interested individuals from other countries.

    At a nursing home, things happen that change conditions. Someone gets sick or returns from the hospital and the conditions for care change. By strategically working to strengthen the ability to handle changes, the nursing home can create an environment that promotes resilience and where both the staff and the elderly residents can thrive and flourish despite challenges. Building resilience is a continuous process that requires commitment, flexibility, and a strong community to succeed.

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  • 2024-02-14 11:10

    Patient Safety Report

    This article is written from Swedish conditions. Hopefully, it can inspire those interested from other countries.

    All healthcare providers must annually write a patient safety report. For the operation, it is an important part of the systematic patient safety work. It is public so for patients, residents in nursing homes, and relatives, it can be an important insight into how the operation works with quality development.

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  • 2024-02-12 04:00 07 Riskhantering, 19 Samhället utanför
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    What kind of patient injury insurance do you have?

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective but hopefully can inspire those interested in other countries.

    Do you inform your residents that you have patient injury insurance? It is important to note that each application for compensation is assessed individually and clear evidence is required to prove that the patient injury is a result of inadequate care or malpractice. Compensation can cover costs for care, rehabilitation, and possible disability. By being aware of the patient injury insurance and its possibilities, elderly care can work to improve care quality and ensure a safe and secure environment for the elderly.

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  • 2024-02-08 04:00 14 Läkemedelshantering
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    Quality review of drug management

    This article is written based on Swedish conditions. Hopefully, it can inspire interested parties from other countries.

    External review of medication management should occur at least once a year. There are many links that can fail in medication management and it is therefore important to check different aspects of medication management. For example, this applies to storage, safety, control routines, deviation management, control counting of narcotics, handling of last consumption day, etc.

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  • 2024-02-05 04:00 05 Planering
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    It is important that the best substitute gets the substitute position.

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire interested parties from other countries as well.

    Staffing a nursing home in the best possible way is not easy. Often, substitutes have to jump between different units in the nursing home and do not have time to fully understand the needs of the residents. By having good support systems and routines, the nursing home can organize the substitute staffing in a way that ensures that the best suited substitutes can step in during short-term absences and thus offer high-quality care and attention to the residents.

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  • 2024-02-01 04:00 13 Hygien
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    Infection spread

    This article is written based on Swedish conditions. Hopefully, it can inspire interested parties from other countries.

    Multiresistant bacteria and viral infections pose risks to life and health. It is of paramount importance to take measures to reduce the spread of multi-resistant bacteria and try to preserve the effectiveness of our current antibiotics. This battle requires cooperation at all levels of care, from prescribers of antibiotics to patients and healthcare professionals. By taking these measures seriously, we can hopefully slow the spread and save lives. Infection prevention is an ongoing effort.

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  • 2024-01-29 04:00 07 Riskhantering
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    Without secure routines, money can disappear at the nursing home.

    This text is written based on Swedish conditions, but can perhaps be an inspiration for people from other countries.

    Many people living in elderly homes are dependent on help managing their own money. If nothing else, money is needed for the hairdresser and other personal needs at the residence. It is important to have secure routines so that money does not disappear. It is also important to have safe procedures for how the business should react if money or valuables disappear.

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  • 2024-01-25 04:00 17 Psykisk hälsa, 04 Bemötande, 16 Sjukdom och död
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    Do you have residents in the nursing home who are sensitive to certain touch or to tight-fitting clothes?

    This article is written from the perspective of Swedish conditions. Hopefully, it can be an inspiration for people in other countries.

    There are people who are extra sensitive. Their senses give stronger impressions than ours. In a nursing home where many are dependent on help to function in everyday life, this can be painful if the staff does not understand what it's about. The person who suffers from high sensitivity may need extra time and support from colleagues. Sometimes, time to adjust can also be good. Providing care to a highly sensitive person requires patience, understanding, and compassion. By following these tips and advice, you can help the highly sensitive person feel safe and cared for, which in turn promotes their well-being and quality of life.

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  • 2024-01-22 04:00 15 Handlingsberedskap, 02 Värdegrund, 01 Kvalitet, 03 Ledarskap, 18 Arbetsmiljö och utveckling, 05 Planering
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    The knowledge development within elderly care is fast.

    This is an article written based on Swedish conditions. Hopefully, it can be an inspiration for people interested from other countries.

    Continued education is a crucial part of the work with continuous improvements in elderly care. There needs to be a basic level of education that all employees must go through. In addition to this, the elderly care needs to plan education based on the quality deficiencies that are noticed in complaints, deviations or self-control. The knowledge development within elderly care is rapid. Therefore, it is important to plan the operation so that employees are given the opportunity to replenish their knowledge and develop in their professional role. Sometimes more people need to take the same training in order to create pressure in a change work. It is important that there is a plan and a thought with education in the operation so that it creates conditions for improved quality. Everyone must have knowledge about hygiene, cleaning, laundry, waste management, stock management and how to contact a nurse if someone becomes acutely ill are basic skills that all employees must have.

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  • 2024-01-18 04:00 08 Förebyggande o lokaler, 19 Samhället utanför, 18 Arbetsmiljö och utveckling
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    What would happen if everyone over 90 could choose when they wanted to move into a nursing home?

    This article is written based on Swedish conditions but can hopefully provide inspiration in other countries as well.

    It is difficult to know whether the nursing homes being built right now are for yesterday or tomorrow. Much of the architecture and planning seems to be based on the idea that regulations and people's wishes will not change. If moving into a nursing home was a free benefit for everyone who had turned 90 and was not based on a welfare decision, the design would look completely different. The residents' power to choose a nursing home would increase and the quality of different nursing homes would be examined more closely.

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  • 2024-01-15 04:00 10 Aktivitet o funktionsbevarande arbetssätt
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    Having pets in the nursing home

    This article is written based on Swedish conditions but can perhaps be an inspiration for those interested in other countries.

    A therapy dog or cat can create both comfort and activity. Therapy dogs are an invaluable asset in health care. Their presence has a proven positive effect on patients' physical and emotional well-being. They offer comfort, support, and joy to people in various care environments, spreading warmth and hope in the hearts of those they meet. Therapy dogs are true heroes with fur, and their contribution to healthcare should be recognized and appreciated.

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  • 2024-01-12 04:00 19 Samhället utanför, 02 Värdegrund, 15 Handlingsberedskap
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    Employees who receive gifts risk committing bribery and simultaneously undermining trust in healthcare.

    This article is written based on Swedish conditions but can perhaps be an inspiration for those interested in other countries.

    Receiving gifts from residents or relatives as a healthcare worker can be a crime. It is important to consider the ethical aspects of accepting gifts. Gifts should not influence your professional judgment or treatment of residents. Being aware of and attentive to any potential conflicts of interest is crucial. Healthcare staff need to have a clear and ethical stand when it comes to accepting gifts. By following the organization's policy, being transparent, and avoiding personal or cash gifts, healthcare professionals can contribute to creating a professional and trustworthy environment for the residents and their relatives. It is about showing gratitude and appreciation in a way that is compatible with the high ethical standards that the healthcare sector demands.

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  • 2024-01-11 04:00 08 Förebyggande o lokaler, 09 Mat och måltid
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    How long is the night fast for those who live in a nursing home?

    This article is written based on Swedish conditions and translated with AI, with the hope of being able to inspire.

    For the elderly who live in nursing homes, the night fast is a natural part of the day, but it is important that it does not become too long. A long overnight fast can increase the risk of malnutrition and other health problems. By offering small meals, nightly snacks and adapted mealtimes, the business can ensure that residents get enough nutrition and maintain their health and well-being. The night fast should not exceed 11 hours. In nursing homes where the resident does not have the opportunity to take his own food, there must be routines for offering extra food during evenings and nights. Otherwise, there is a risk of residents suffering from malnutrition.

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  • 2024-01-10 04:00 07 Riskhantering, 16 Sjukdom och död
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    Prevention of fall injuries in nursing homes: Effective strategies for increased safety

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire those interested from other countries.

    By working systematically and proactively with fall prevention, nursing homes can create a safer and more supportive environment for their residents. This work is crucial for improving the health and quality of life of the residents, as well as for reducing the burden on the healthcare staff and the health care system.

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  • 2024-01-08 04:00 10 Aktivitet o funktionsbevarande arbetssätt, 15 Handlingsberedskap, 04 Bemötande, 05 Planering
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    The contact person can create a golden edge

    This text is translated with the support of AI and is related to Swedish conditions. I hope that it can inspire the development of care in other countries as well.

    By the liaison getting to know the resident, a golden edge of deepened quality in the meeting is offered. A well-functioning liaison role in the elderly home is of great value to the residents. It creates a trustworthy and supportive environment where the elderly's individual needs and desires are taken seriously. By offering personal follow-up, social interaction, and support with various aspects of everyday life, the liaison can help the elderly feel comfortable and at home in the elderly home. This creates a better quality of life and well-being for the elderly and contributes to a positive atmosphere in the elderly home.

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  • 2024-01-04 04:00 10 Aktivitet o funktionsbevarande arbetssätt
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    Prevent contractures, maintain mobility and reduce discomfort

    This text is translated with the support of AI and is related to Swedish conditions. I hope that it can inspire the development of care in other countries as well.

    If one becomes bedridden and does not get to stretch their joints, it can lead to deformities in a short time. Preventing contractures in nursing homes is about being proactive, attentive, and engaged in preserving the mobility and well-being of the elderly. By following these preventive measures, we can contribute to making life in nursing homes more comfortable and active for our elderly citizens.

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  • 2023-12-21 04:00 10 Aktivitet o funktionsbevarande arbetssätt, 19 Samhället utanför
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    Cooperation with the local community

    This digital article based on Swedish conditions is computer translated. Hopefully we can inspire people from other countries.

    Cooperation with the local community can add a golden edge to life in the nursing home. An example is the TV series "Fyraåringarna på sledreboendet" which showed with desirable clarity that the elderly became engaged and active. There are nursing homes that work with a special profile, have volunteers who come regularly, sponsors who arrange tickets for hockey and theater or a friend association that contributes in various ways to the well-being of the residents of the nursing home.

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  • 2023-12-18 04:00 18 Arbetsmiljö och utveckling, 08 Förebyggande o lokaler

    Maintenance of premises and equipment

    This digital article based on Swedish conditions is computer translated. Hopefully we can inspire people from other countries.

    Dilapidated premises and worn furniture reduce confidence in the business. Likewise when the maintenance of aids is not provided. The worst thing is that when maintenance is neglected, the quality of the business generally also drops. In the end, no one cares what it looks like.

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  • 2023-12-13 04:51 12 Personlig omvårdnad, 11 MTP

    For those who depend on visual and hearing aids, it is important that they are functional.

    This digital article based on Swedish conditions is computer translated. Hopefully we can inspire people from other countries.

    Many elderly people depend on glasses to see well. Not as many use hearing aids. There are many other visual and hearing aids that can make everyday life easier for our residents. For example, there may be hearing aids for TV, hearing loops and special magnifying glasses for the visually impaired. Glasses and hearing aids can help make everyday life work and make sense.

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  • 2023-12-11 04:00 09 Mat och måltid, 16 Sjukdom och död

    Do you have residents at the nursing home who suffer from osteoporosis?

    This digital article based on Swedish conditions is computer translated. Hopefully we can inspire people from other countries.

    Osteoporosis is a public health problem. Healthcare often misses this diagnosis and many do not receive treatment in time. Drug treatment and individualized training contribute to healing. Staying outside and a versatile diet can help prevent the onset of osteoporosis. Untreated osteoporosis leads to an increased risk of fractures.

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  • 2023-12-07 04:00 05 Planering
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    Coordinated care planning

    This digital article based on Swedish conditions is computer translated. Hopefully we can inspire people from other countries.

    Good planning at discharge from hospital reduces the risk of readmission. A well-coordinated planning of care upon discharge from hospital is an important part of ensuring safe, high-quality care for the patient. It is an example of how the health care system can work more efficiently and more patient-centered to promote health and well-being.

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  • 2023-12-04 04:00 13 Hygien, 15 Handlingsberedskap, 12 Personlig omvårdnad
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    Oral care - more important than many people think

    This digital article based on Swedish conditions is computer translated. Hopefully we can inspire people from other countries.

    A functioning basic oral care reduces the risks of poor oral health. The right aids and understanding and following the dental hygienist's advice are efforts to reduce the health risks that arise as a result of poor oral hygiene.
    Poor dental health can cause pneumonia, heart disease and premature death. Pain and sores in the mouth are other consequences of poor oral health. Treatment with drugs can lead to reduced saliva production and dry mouth. Fungal infections in the mouth occur relatively often among the elderly. In the long run, it can lead to malnutrition, pressure sores and fall injuries.

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  • 2023-12-01 04:00 10 Aktivitet o funktionsbevarande arbetssätt

    Is there room for a little gold edge?

    This text is translated with the support of AI and is related to Swedish conditions. I hope that it can inspire the development of care in other countries as well.

    Everyone has the right to a touch of luxury in their everyday life. Some personal time that focuses solely on well-being. A walk, a coffee break, or a glass of wine. Playing chess, enjoying classical music or going out into the forest. The resident has the right to choose their own activities. In order for the resident to have the chance to choose, staff must be given the space to adapt their work to the resident's needs.

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  • 2023-11-27 04:00 09 Mat och måltid, 05 Planering, 10 Aktivitet o funktionsbevarande arbetssätt
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    Do all days have to be the same?

    This digital article based on Swedish conditions is computer translated. Hopefully we can inspire people from other countries.

    Everyone is entitled to a little silver lining. Many nursing homes work to create festive occasions for the residents. Everyone can do their part by contributing ideas and finding reasons to celebrate a little more. We like to associate holidays with celebration, but why can't we make everyday life a little more festive? It's someone's birthday, it's Christmas or Valentine's Day. Maybe a welcome party for a new resident.

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  • 2023-11-24 04:00 05 Planering, 19 Samhället utanför, 13 Hygien
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    Do the ordering routines work for the business?

    This digital article based on Swedish conditions is computer translated. Hopefully we can inspire people from other countries.

    A nursing home needs many goods and services to function. Good routines save both money and the environment. It happens that products are thrown away when the best-before date has passed. Packaging materials and food are not infrequently discarded. Medicines also sometimes have to be disposed of. Good procedures for purchasing reduce the risk of wasting resources. Poorly functioning ordering routines create unnecessary extra work for employees and risk the quality of care at the nursing home.

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  • 2023-11-20 04:00 07 Riskhantering
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    To prevent risks and injuries

    This digital article based on Swedish conditions is computer translated. Hopefully we can inspire people from other countries.

    In nursing homes, care needs are often extensive and varied. In order to meet the needs of the elderly in the best way and offer the highest possible quality of life, multidisciplinary team collaboration is of great importance. This collaboration involves different professional groups and skills working together to create a holistic approach to the care of each elderly person.

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  • 2023-11-16 04:00 19 Samhället utanför, 02 Värdegrund, 04 Bemötande
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    Do you notice age discrimination in your nursing home?

    This digital article based on Swedish conditions is computer translated. Hopefully we can inspire people from other countries.

    Age discrimination is a serious problem that affects older people on many levels. It undermines their rights, dignity and well-being. It is important to combat and prevent age discrimination through awareness, education and legislation to ensure that older people are treated fairly and with respect in all contexts. All ages deserve equal opportunities and respect, and the fight against age discrimination is an important part of creating a fair and inclusive society for all.

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  • 2023-11-13 04:00 06 Dokumentation, 12 Personlig omvårdnad, 08 Förebyggande o lokaler

    Are your health plans a good support for the care staff?

    This digital article based on Swedish conditions is computer translated. Hopefully we can inspire people from other countries.

    Health plans in nursing homes are an important part of elderly care that promotes person-centered care and well-being. By involving the older person in the planning process and adapting care measures to their specific needs and goals, nursing homes can create an environment where each individual receives the care and support they deserve. Health plans are a powerful tool for improving the quality of life of older people and promoting their health and well-being.

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    It is important to be involved in planning your everyday life

    This digital article based on Swedish conditions is computer translated. Hopefully we can inspire people from other countries.

    Anyone who stops being involved in planning their everyday lives risks getting injured. Those who are institutionally injured or hospitalized are so used to life in an institution after a long period of care that they find it difficult to cope with anything else and are afraid to leave the protected environment. Likewise, it can make the person down, depressed or perceived as zombie-like, sitting and rocking. make noises or sleep all day.

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  • 2023-11-02 04:00 05 Planering
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    Daily planning

    This digital article based on Swedish conditions is computer translated. Hopefully we can inspire people from other countries.

    The day-to-day planning at the nursing home is the basis for what is agreed in the care plan and implementation plan really being carried out. It is also a prerequisite for creating structure and well-being. The planning must ensure that each of the residents receives the care they are entitled to.

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  • 2023-10-30 04:00 12 Personlig omvårdnad
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    To be beautiful and feel special

    This digital article based on Swedish conditions is computer translated. Hopefully we can inspire people from other countries.

    The skin fulfills many roles for our well-being. As we age, skin care becomes extra important. Deficiencies in skin care can lead to wounds and infections. In the worst case, deficiencies in skin care can lead to difficult-to-heal wounds and suffering for the elderly.

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  • 2023-10-29 11:53

    Will mom be fine?

    Sofrosyne is about everything that happens in a nursing home and what creates quality there. Activities, aids, implementation plans, documentation, pressure ulcer prophylaxis, management of fall injuries, practical care, food and meals, feeding, function preservation methods, medicines, end-of-life care, death and burial.

    Disease conditions such as dementia, mental health, diabetes, Parkinson's, stroke and other diseases that affect the elderly are also affected. The same applies to animals in care such as service dogs. Everything that may be relevant and of interest to people who live or work in the nursing home.

    The articles are in simple language and are aimed at employees as well as residents and relatives.

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  • 2023-10-27 04:00 01 Kvalitet, 02 Värdegrund

    The elderly have the right to good quality care

    This text is translated with the support of AI and is related to Swedish conditions. I hope that it can inspire the development of care in other countries as well.

    An aging population means that more and more people will need care. Quality in care for the elderly is crucial for society to cope with this shift. The elderly care of the future requires reflection, development, innovation and commitment where the focus is on quality of care for the elderly and their relatives.

    Many units offer good care. The good examples must be highlighted while shortcomings are made visible. There are measurements that try to delve into the quality of care for the elderly. It is not enough, you have to go behind the scenes to see how care works in practice.

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  • 2023-09-28 04:00 10 Aktivitet o funktionsbevarande arbetssätt
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    First impressions are important - this also applies to the nursing home

    The experience when you arrive at a nursing home can be very varied. Some nursing homes have a welcoming vestibule full of life and activity. Others are closed and difficult to access. To some extent, the possibilities of having activities are controlled by the architecture, but to a large extent it is about the commitment we who work in care put into making it welcoming and inviting to participate in activities.

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  • 2023-09-07 04:00 02 Värdegrund, 06 Dokumentation, 04 Bemötande, 05 Planering

    Self-determination in nursing homes: the path to quality of life and dignity

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire interested parties from other countries.

    Self-determination is a fundamental prerequisite in the Social Services Act and the Health and Medical Services Act. Aging in itself means poorer conditions for asserting one's self-determination. Healthcare staff have a responsibility to be responsive to the resident's wishes. It requires an ongoing discussion about how employees can strengthen the individual's self-determination in the elderly home. Restricted self-determination often has negative consequences for health.

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  • 2023-08-04 04:00 08 Förebyggande o lokaler
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    The operation needs to have good routines when testing aids.

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire those interested from other countries.

    There is a risk that healthcare, in its effort to protect, infringes on people's freedom and rights. We regard all adults as legally competent. This also applies to those affected by dementia. Therefore, it is important to be receptive to all situations that can be perceived as coercion. Consent is important. If someone cannot communicate, it is often still possible to interpret the experience of, for example, a positioning belt.

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  • 2023-05-15 04:00 12 Personlig omvårdnad

    Good foot care is fundamental for maintaining walking ability and avoiding sores.

    This article is written based on Swedish conditions but can hopefully provide inspiration in other countries as well.

    Older people often have more calluses and more difficult-to-care-for nails. Good routines for foot care reduce the risk of self-cracks and wounds. Some have a need for and are entitled to medical foot care, but even others need to have their feet taken care of regularly. Nail fungus and calluses may need to be treated. Those with diabetes should be offered "medical foot care".

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  • 2023-04-13 03:00 13 Hygien
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    Has it happened that you have been affected by winter vomiting disease at your ?

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective, but hopefully it can inspire people from other countries.

    Every winter a number of nursing homes are affected by winter vomiting disease, calicivirus. Once it has entered the premises, the operation needs to establish cohort care to reduce the risk of further spread. It is important to have good routines for both hygiene and food handling to reduce the risk of being affected. Likewise, there need to be routines to establish cohort care even during on-call hours.

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  • 2023-04-13 03:00 10 Aktivitet o funktionsbevarande arbetssätt
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    All residents have the right to participate in activities that suit them.

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective, but may perhaps serve as inspiration for those interested from other countries.

    Activities are important for well-being. All nursing homes offer activities for the residents today. It is difficult to find activities that suit everyone. It is important to keep track of those who do not participate in activities and consider what can be offered to them. Following up and considering how to reach those who do not spontaneously participate in the offerings is part of the quality work at a nursing home. Those who participate in social activities have an easier time maintaining their health and physical functions.

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  • 2023-04-02 04:02 10 Aktivitet o funktionsbevarande arbetssätt
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    Health promoting, function-preserving working methods, ADL - a function-preserving care

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire interested individuals from other countries.

    Exercise and activity should be a natural daily part of the operations. The nursing home has a responsibility to work rehabilitatively. Some broaden this and speak of health-promoting working methods. It is about individualized care that preserves function. It is about making exercise a natural part of daily care. As far as possible, take care of toilet visits, dressing, oral hygiene, meals and also participate in activities that engage and stimulate. Based on ADL assessment, an occupational therapist and physiotherapist can design individualized training. Contracture prophylaxis, function-preserving working methods, and everyday rehabilitation are important parts of the care for our elderly.

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  • 2023-03-27 04:00 02 Värdegrund, 04 Bemötande
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    Low affective treatment

    Communication with our elderly places special demands on those of us who work in care. Facing anger and aggression is part of the work in elderly care. Sadness and frustration can cause irritation, as can difficulties in understanding and being understood. People with dementia or delusions may have difficulty understanding reality and thus feel frustrated by what feels incomprehensible. There is knowledge about how we as fellow human beings and employees in healthcare can act to pour oil on the waves and reduce the risk of violent situations. Low-affective treatment is a tool that means giving messages in short sentences, as those who are upset may have difficulty absorbing more complex messages.

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  • 2023-03-15 04:00 11 MTP
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    Do you know your aids for the elderly? Worth knowing about assistive device management at the nursing home.

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire interested individuals from other countries.

    There are many types of aids in a nursing home. Many of them are medical technology products (MTP) and need to be checked and maintained at specified intervals based on the requirements in the product sheets. Others are work technical aids that help to make the employees' work environment safe. It could be tools that facilitate movement. Most homes also have care beds that can be adjusted in various ways and mattresses that reduce the risk of pressure sores. There are also alarms to reduce various risks. Functional aids and employees who understand how to use them correctly are fundamental to safe and secure care. Therefore, preventive maintenance of aids is important in the operation.

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  • 2023-03-14 04:00 04 Bemötande, 02 Värdegrund, 10 Aktivitet o funktionsbevarande arbetssätt
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    What is it that keeps some of our elderly healthy?

    This article is written from the perspective of Swedish conditions. Hopefully, it can inspire those interested from other countries.

    Research shows that if we have a sense of coherence (SOC), i.e., see meaning in existence, understand our situation, and have knowledge, it is easier to maintain health. You can be seriously ill and still experience health, and care can contribute to making everyday life meaningful, understandable, and manageable, so that it takes care of the health of the residents. Salutogenic, that which keeps us healthy, is the opposite of pathogenic, which means that which makes us sick.

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  • 2023-02-21 04:00 14 Läkemedelshantering
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    Medication Review

    This article is written based on Swedish conditions. Hopefully it can inspire interested people from other countries.

    Medication reviews should occur at least once a year for those who take many medications. Nurses and doctors need to jointly plan so that all residents receive their annual medication review. The region often has requirements on how medication reviews should be carried out. The nurse can contribute to the quality of the review by preparing with a review using, for example, Phase-20 or Phase Proxy.

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  • 2022-12-29 04:00 06 Dokumentation
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    Language Requirements, Information Security and Journal Review

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective, hopefully it can also inspire people in other countries.

    Strong Swedish language skills among staff in elderly care are crucial to ensure high-quality care and a positive care environment. By offering language training, creating an environment that promotes the use of Swedish, and providing continuous feedback and support, nursing homes can effectively strengthen the Swedish language for staff with Swedish as a second language. This will benefit both the elderly and the staff and create a more inclusive and high-quality care environment. This is necessary for staff to be able to communicate with the residents, document what is happening, understand instructions, and be able to inform, for example, nurses and ambulances.

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  • 2022-11-28 04:00
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    Leadership and Development - Future Elderly Homes, Development Work for Better Care

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire interested parties from other countries.

    If I want to succeed in leading a person towards a certain goal, I must first find her where she is and start right there (Søren Kierkegaard)

    Development work in nursing homes is crucial for improving the quality of care and increasing the quality of life for the residents. By continuously seeking new methods and implementing innovations, nursing homes can offer a safer and more stimulating environment for the elderly.

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  • 2022-11-01 03:00 05 Planering, 07 Riskhantering, 01 Kvalitet
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    The importance of continuous improvements for quality in care at the nursing home - Creating a safer and more efficient care environment

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire those interested from other countries.

    Healthcare quality is about patient safety and systematic quality work. The patient safety report is a foundation for planning the quality safety work. Many healthcare providers produce a more comprehensive quality and patient safety report. Self-monitoring, risk analysis, deviation management, internal audits, complaint handling, etc. are important parts of the work with continuous improvements in the business.

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  • 2022-10-03 04:00 03 Ledarskap, 15 Handlingsberedskap
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    Leadership, team and individual

    This article is written from the perspective of Swedish conditions. Hopefully, it can inspire those interested from other countries.

    We are in a transitional period where "New Public Management", which involves results-based management with the aim of increasing efficiency, is increasingly being questioned and "Trust-based management and governance" is emerging as an alternative. The value base must guide the development work.

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  • 2021-07-07 17:01 19 Samhället utanför
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    Living library at the nursing home, community and participation for the elderly

    This article is written from Swedish perspectives. Hopefully, it can inspire interested parties from other countries.

    Many of our elders have life experiences that can be beneficial to others. Living libraries have become a popular offering in parts of the country. Often, it involves a person who has had a serious illness sharing their experiences from care and treatment. Perhaps it is possible to make variations of this in the nursing home. Living libraries are a powerful method to promote community, understanding, and empathy in nursing homes. By highlighting people's unique stories and experiences, we can create an environment where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued.

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  • 2021-06-28 04:00 10 Aktivitet o funktionsbevarande arbetssätt
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    The right to practice one's religion is a right even for those living in nursing homes.

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective but can hopefully be inspiring for those interested from other countries.

    Promoting spiritual well-being in nursing homes is an important part of care and can involve creating meaningful devotions based on the residents' individual wishes and faith. By offering different forms of religious or spiritual practice, nursing homes can support the residents' well-being and create a sense of community and belonging. Here are some tips for how staff at nursing homes can provide the residents with the conditions to participate in devotions based on their faith and needs.

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  • 2021-04-10 04:00 12 Personlig omvårdnad, 08 Förebyggande o lokaler

    When the heat wave comes, it is important to have knowledge and a strategy to protect the residents and the staff.

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire those interested from other countries.

    Almost every summer there is a period that is designated as a heatwave. This greatly affects those living in nursing homes. Yet, few nursing homes are designed to provide a comfortable indoor climate regardless of the season. Therefore, the staff must have good routines to deal with the heatwave. By taking measures, the staff at nursing homes can ensure that the residents and even they themselves are protected from the potentially dangerous effects of heatwaves and that their well-being is promoted even during the hottest days of the summer.

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  • 2021-04-06 04:00 14 Läkemedelshantering

    Reduce the risk of drug thefts in nursing homes: Effective measures for increased security

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire interested parties from other countries.

    Effective strategies for preventing drug thefts in nursing homes. Through a combination of safe medication management, open communication and continuous staff training, nursing homes can create a safer and more secure environment for both residents and staff. It is important to have secure routines for drug handling. With secure routines, shrinkage is detected early and the risk of theft is reduced. In addition, the risk of employees being drawn into drug abuse is reduced.

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  • 2021-03-26 04:00 12 Personlig omvårdnad
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    Secure routines for self-care in elderly homes: Promoting independence and safety

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire those interested in other countries.

    By having safe routines for health and medical care interventions that are considered to be self-care, the elderly home can promote independence and well-being among the residents while maintaining the safety and quality of care. With the right support and guidance, the residents can feel safe and be treated with respect for their individual needs and desires.

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  • 2021-01-22 04:00 14 Läkemedelshantering
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    Effective management of medication reviews at the nursing home - What a medication story should contain

    This article is written based on Swedish conditions. Hopefully, it can inspire those interested from other countries.

    Older people have often had medications prescribed by different doctors at different times. In order to get a picture of what was the basis for the medication being originally prescribed, it can be good to have a medication history. When the medication history is ready, it is good if the doctor can also go through it together with the resident and relatives. In this way, additional information can emerge. At the same time, the resident gets a reminder of why they are taking the various medications.

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  • 2021-01-13 04:00 14 Läkemedelshantering
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    Do you have good order and safety in the medicine room?

    This article is written from Swedish conditions. Hopefully, it can inspire interested individuals from other countries.

    Errors in drug management entail risks for the residents of the elderly home. A well-functioning medication room is a good basis for safe drug handling. By carefully planning and organizing the medication room, the elderly home can create a safe and efficient environment for handling drugs, which in turn contributes to a high standard of care and service for the residents.

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    Care and Support for People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Nursing Homes: Effective Strategies and Advice

    This article is written based on Swedish conditions. Hopefully, it can inspire interested parties from other countries.

    Many elderly people suffer from COPD. This affects their quality of life. With good support and treatment, the symptoms can be alleviated. There is a treatment ladder if the disease worsens. Many with COPD also suffer from other diseases. Training in inhalation technique, individualized training, and good nutrition intake are important parts of the treatment.

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  • 2020-12-10 04:00 02 Värdegrund, 05 Planering, 10 Aktivitet o funktionsbevarande arbetssätt
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    How under-stimulation and mental institutional damage affect people's health and well-being

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire interested people from other countries.

    What happens when all days are alike and others plan the time. When the food is served, the choice of clothes is made by someone else and the day mostly becomes a longing for the evening when you get to go to bed and sleep, it affects the well-being. It is important to pay attention to whether any of the residents show signs of institutional damage. In this way, it is possible to prevent unnecessary suffering. It is important to be aware of the symptoms of understimulation and to take measures to provide sufficient stimulation and activities to promote health and well-being among individuals, especially older adults and people with disabilities. Creating a stimulating environment with varied activities and social interactions can help counteract understimulation and promote a healthy lifestyle.

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    Specialized Elderly Homes: Create a Tailored Care Environment for the Elderly

    This article is written from a Swedish perspective. Hopefully, it can inspire those interested from other countries.

    Profiled residences are becoming increasingly common. The most common might be language residences with a profile towards Finnish-speaking residents, but it is possible to create many other profiles. Taking advantage of one's strengths and making something good out of it provides clarity for the elderly when they are moving to a nursing home. There are healthcare companies that make profiling their hallmark. Are you making the most of your strengths in the best way possible? Specialized nursing homes offer unique and tailor-made care for the elderly, where different profiles and orientations create a meaningful and enriching existence.

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