Living well in care homes

We believe that everyone has a fundamental right to shape their daily life regardless of age and health needs.

Centred on one person’s experience of finding a care home for her mother, this film outlines some of the important points to consider when choosing a care home. It introduces the Living Well through Activity in Care Homes toolkit and explains when and how to contact an occupational therapist.

Endorsement statement for Living well through activity in care homes

This toolkit supports statements on participating in meaningful activity and personal identity in the NICE quality standard for mental wellbeing of older people in care homes. In addition, it also supports the recommendations relating to occupational therapy interventions and training within the NICE guideline on mental wellbeing in over 65s: occupational therapy and physical activity interventions.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
June 2015

All sections of the toolkit were last updated in July 2015.

Please give us feedback

We would welcome your views on the value of the Living well through activity in care homes toolkit. We would also like to know about how you are using, or intend to use, the toolkit and its materials.

We would therefore be grateful if you could take 10- 15 minutes to complete the 8 questions in this survey.

Have you got a story to share?

We would like to hear your stories - have you got a positive story about activity in care homes, or perhaps you feel something could be improved in a care home near you?