A new film commissioned by the NICE collaborating centre for social carewill help organisations and people use the quality standard on mental wellbeing of older people.
In December 2013 NICE published new standards to help care homes tackle loneliness, depression and low self-esteem in older people.
With the number of older people in the UK set to rise to 16 million over the next 20 years and more people living longer than ever before, the quality standard on the mental wellbeing of older people in care homes describes how services should be configured to ensure people in care homes receive excellent care and support.
The film focuses primarily on an a roundtable event which took place in March 2014 at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, and included key organisations from the health and social care sector discussing each of the six quality statements; what they mean and how they can be put into practice.
Also in attendance at the event were some of the older people resident at the Royal Chelsea Hospital infirmary who discussed what the quality statements meant to them and recounted their own experiences of living in a care home.