Amore Care joins the ENRICH Research Ready Care Home Network

The NIHR Dementia & Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN) is pleased to announce that Amore Care has become the latest care provider, to join the Research Ready Care Home Network, part of the DeNDRoN Enabling Research in Care Homes (ENRICH) initiative, extending support for dementia research into a further 43  locations across the UK.

Amore Care is part of the Priory Group of Companies. Amore Care offers residential, nursing and dementia care to older people with varying levels of need. As a top provider of care they aim to enhance quality of life by enabling people in their care to make informed choices about their daily life. Actively engaging with residents and relatives and encouraging regular feedback ensures people are as independent as possible.

Stephen Amos, Dementia Lead from Amore Care said “Amore Care is committed to improving the quality of life for people with dementia. The way that we provide care and support to our residents is crucial in enhancing their sense of worth, purpose, value and wellbeing. This partnership is an exciting chapter in Amore’s journey in working toward our commitment to our residents and the wider issues relating to those people living with dementia”

The Research Ready Care Home Network brings together care home staff, residents and researchers to facilitate the delivery of research. This will improve the quality of life, treatments and care of people with dementia and other diseases affecting older people.

Adam Smith, DeNDRoN Programme Manager said “We are delighted to be working with Amore Care, this partnership will provide improved access to research, and help ensure that the Government’s recent investment into care home research can be delivered effectively, for the benefit of this charitable organisation and its residents. Around 280,000 people with dementia live in care homes, and we want to ensure that all those residents have an equal opportunity to participate, and to ensure that research addresses everyone’s needs.”

For further information on ENRICH and the Research Ready Care Home Network visit: http://www.enrich.dendron.nihr.ac.uk/ or email enrich@nihr.ac.uk

Information on Amore Care can be found at www.amorecare.co.uk