The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a report advocating the use of arts as a means for care homes to achieve excellence. The State of Care report is an annual assessment of health and social care in England that highlights examples of good and outstanding care, and identifies factors that maintain high-quality care. The report says that “making best use of the arts to find creative and innovative ways to enable people to have a fuller life” is key to care homes delivering the best service for older people.
While the report acknowledges the significant pressure on health and care providers, it urges care homes to increase engagement with the arts as a means of providing better services for residents. Making Time supports care homes in this field by training all levels of care staff (including activities coordinators, lifestyle managers and nurses) to confidently lead arts activities with residents.
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