See me, not just the dementia: understanding people's experiences of living in a care home

See me, not just the dementiaThis report looks at the experiences of people with dementia living in care homes in England, with a particular focus on whether their care offers dignity and respect.

The review used the Short Observational Framework for Inspection (SOFI), a tool which systematically captures the experience of care by people who have great difficulties in communicating their feelings and views. By looking in detail at people’s emotional well-being, who and what they are engaged with during the day, and how staff relate to them allows us to get beyond the surface of routine care practice. SOFI can reveal care that provides maximum dignity and respect to individuals

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