older peoples homes

Review which aimed to look at how well the health care needs of people living in care homes were met, based on commissioning and provider behaviours.

The scope for the review set out to consider practice not just in individual care homes, but to focus attention on the rights of people in care homes to access NHS services that met their needs. This included GP services and pathways for continence care, NHS support for care homes to ensure quality of health care through direct provision of district nursing services, and training for care home staff.

The purpose of the inquiry was to investigate whether there were any particular weak points in the regulatory regime of care for older people and whether safeguards were sufficiently robust.

In the wake of high profile events in the care sector such as the collapse of Southern Cross Healthcare Group and closure of the Elsie Inglis Nursing Home following the death of a resident, the Committee considered that it was timely to consider the regulatory system for social care in Scotland and conduct some post-legislative scrutiny in this area.

This study aims to evaluate the different integrated approaches to health care services supporting older people in care homes, and identify barriers and facilitators to integrated working.

Report of an Inquiry to find out whether the human rights of older people wanting or receiving care in their ownhomes in England are fully promoted and protected. There has never been a systematic inquiry into the human rights of older people receiving or requiring home-based care and support.

Although far more older people receive home care than either residential or nursing care, the human rights of older people in residential and hospital care have received much more attention.

Staff in care homes for older people can be confused as to what constitutes restraint, and unsure how to balance their responsibilities to residents with the rights of residents to make their own decisions. This report is based on a selection of literature that addresses these questions, as well as considering how, when and why restraint is used. Report published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in October 2009.

This report is about defining the boundaries of roles and responsibilities in housing with care (HWC) to improve quality of life for residents. It was published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in October 2011.

Statistics release which presents the latest figures for free personal care (FPC) and free nursing care (FNC). The figures presented differ slightly from previous publications due to corrections being submitted during the validation process.

This briefing draws on a range of UK and internationally published research to look at training to improve nursing and residential care workers' communication skills.

Every political party's election manifesto should include an outline of long term entitlements to highlight a commitment to treating older people fairly, according to a report by housing and care provider Housing 21, Fair ageing: the challenge of our lifetime. The report brings together key messages and themes to emerge from a series of events organised by the Fabian Society for Housing 21 in partnership with Counsel and Care - the Fairness in an Ageing Society programme.