Welcome to My Home Life Essex
My Home Life Essex is all about celebrating good quality of care for older residents in Essex care homes.
Losing your independence
This website is an opportunity for us, as care home managers, to share good practice and support initiatives that improve the quality of life of care home residents, visitors and staff.
My Home Life is sponsored by Essex Council, with direction from Age (UK) and the private sector. But, ultimately it is our project. This is a chance for us to exchange ideas and participate actively in the My Home Life movement.
If you are interested in developing the site, we’d love to hear from you!
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As a care home you play a vital role in ensuring that residents’ wishes are respected at the End of Life. Just a quick reminder that any Advance Care Plan decisions, such as Preferred Place of Care, a DNA CPR form or full Advance Care plan document are filed and stored appropriately and that staff should show these documents to visiting NHS personnel treating or seeing the resident. To support the resident in their wishes ensure staff are aware of End of Life issues and that when phoning NHS organisations for advice or consultations that they mention that the patient has made ACP decisions.
In 2014 The Community Dietetic Team will be running several study days
All of these Study Sessions will be held at Colchester General Hospital
•11th February 2014 – 13.30 – 17.00
•14th February 2014 – 09.00 – 12.30
•25th February 2014 – 09.00 - 12.30
As part of Ramsay Manor’s theme events we held a bonfire evening for our residents and the community. Continue reading »
Well House in Colchester, part of the Southend Care Group, had their first themed Italian evening on the 8th October. The evening was a huge success with residents, relatives and the local community all enjoying beautiful food. Continue reading »
It’s ‘all systems go’ for the My Home Life Essex Community Association now that we’ve been awarded charitable status by the Charity Commission. This acknowledgement of what we are doing to improve the quality of life for those living in residential care homes fires our passion to see older people across Essex living life to the full, according to their wishes and as part of their local community. Continue reading »