care homes

Report on 'Reshaping care for older people' - 6th report, 2014 (Session 4)

Report that assessed the progress three years into the 10-year Scottish Government and Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) programme, Reshaping care for older people (RCOP). It is aimed at improving services for older people by shifting care towards anticipatory care and prevention.

Improving quality of life in care homes through community visiting

This report describes the results of a year-long evaluation of the Community Visitor pilot, conducted by researchers at the University of Essex. It was funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), and forms part of a wider programme of work by JRF in the field of risk and relationship in the care sector.

The generation strain: collective solutions to care in an ageing society

Report that argues for the need to transform the understanding of what ‘social care’ is in order to help people live decent lives, to put in place the right building blocks to prepare for an ageing population and to reduce future demand for care.

Learning for care homes from alternative residential care settings

This review explores the learning from delivery of care in residential services for children and young people, residential services and supported housing for people with learning disabilities and hospice care, and considers how this can be applied in care homes for older people. Full report or summary available.

Learning for care homes from alternative residential care settings

Review that explores the learning from delivery of care in residential services for children and young people, residential services and supported housing for people with learning disabilities and hospice care, and considers how this can be applied in care homes for older people.

Recommendations for the future of residential care for older people in Scotland: summary

The introduction of national care standards and a strong and effective regulatory regime, along with a payment for quality agenda that has been devised to reward the best performing care homes, has delivered a general improvement in the overall quality of care provided.

However, the current mix of services within the care home market is not producing optimum outcomes, when viewed from a whole system and care user’s perspective.

This document presents a summary of recommendations forthe future of residential care for older people in Scotland.

Is excessive paperwork in care homes undermining care for older people?

Report that explores whether the burden placed upon staff in care homes to produce paperwork is having a positive or a detrimental effect on the quality of care.

GP services for older people: a guide for care home managers (SCIE Guide 52)

Guide that is primarily written for managers and senior staff of care homes but it has also been written with GPs in mind, as well as members of clinical commissioning groups and joint health and wellbeing boards.