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Improving oral health for adults in care homes

Authors:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE, NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND CARE EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Publication year:
2016
Pagination:
4
Place of publication:
London

This quick guide, developed for care home managers and their staff, explains how to achieve good oral health for people who live in care homes. Based on the NICE guideline on oral health for adults in care homes, it covers: how poor oral health can affect people’s ability to eat, speak and socialise normally; how to carry out an oral health assessment; the knowledge and skills care staff need to know to support residents maintain good oral health; and what the Care Quality Commission expects from care homes. The guide includes an oral health assessment tool and provides links to further information. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Better home care for older people

Authors:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE, NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND CARE EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Publication year:
2016
Pagination:
4
Place of publication:
London

This quick guide describes the standard of care you should expect from a home care provider and explains what you should do if your provider is failing to deliver good care. Based on NICE guidelines and quality standards, it covers: what you can expect from a good home care service; the information that should be included in your home care plan; the information available to you from your local council; and what to do if you are not happy with the standard of your home care. Links to further information are also included. The guide will be useful to people who are paying for their own care or receiving direct payments from their local authority. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Recognising and preventing delirium

Authors:
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND CARE EXCELLENCE, SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publishers:
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
4
Place of publication:
London

A quick guide to help care home managers and their staff to recognise the symptoms of delirium and to understand what they can do to prevent it. The guide covers: risk factors for delirium, recognising delirium, preventing delirium, and sharing information with the person and their family. The guide will be useful for staff training. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Using quality standards to improve practice in care homes for older people

Author:
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND CARE EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Publication year:
2015
Pagination:
9
Place of publication:
London

This resource explains how NICE quality standards can be used, and sets the improvement opportunities offered by the quality standards in the context of the Care Quality Commission's new framework for inspection. The resource outlines how quality standards fit with other improvement initiatives, and suggests ways they can be used to improve practice, including preparing for inspection. It also identifies which quality standard statements are likely to be most relevant for each of CQC's five key questions around safety, effectiveness, caring practice, responsiveness and good leadership. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Working together to support the mental wellbeing of older people in care homes: report of a roundtable discussion at the Royal Hospital Chelsea: putting into practice the NICE quality standard on mental wellbeing of older people in care homes (QS50)

Author:
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND CARE EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Publication year:
2014
Pagination:
20
Place of publication:
Manchester

This report documents the proceedings of a roundtable organised by the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care (NCCSC) to discuss how the NICE quality standard can help to improve the lives of older people in care homes and to encourage collaborative working with care homes. It accompanies the NICE quality standard and complements the NICE guideline on mental wellbeing of older people in care homes. The report includes examples of what people are already doing to implement the quality standard and highlights areas for further action and improvement. The report provides a template for other, similar discussions. Throughout the report (and summarised at the end) are hints and tips about how to arranging a roundtable event using the quality standard as a framework to help improve local practice. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Mental wellbeing and older people

Author:
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND CARE EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Publication year:
2013
Place of publication:
London

A care pathway focusing on the role of occupational therapy and physical activity interventions in supporting the mental wellbeing of older people. It includes recommendations for NHS primary care and other professionals who have a direct or indirect role in promoting older people's mental wellbeing. This includes those working in local authorities and the wider public, private, voluntary and community sectors.

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Falls: assessment and prevention of falls in older people: CG161

Author:
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND CARE EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Publication year:
2013
Pagination:
315
Place of publication:
Manchester

Falls and fall-related injuries are a common and serious problem for older people. People aged 65 and older have the highest risk of falling, with 30% of people older than 65 and 50% of people older than 80 falling at least once a year. This clinical guideline is for healthcare and other professionals and staff who care for older people who are at risk of falling. It provides evidence and recommendations on the assessment and prevention of falls in older people. It extends and replaces ‘Falls: assessment and prevention of falls in older people’ (NICE clinical guideline 21; 2004), by including additional recommendations about preventing falls in people admitted to hospital (inpatients). This document includes all the recommendations, details of how they were developed, and summaries of the evidence they were based on. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Falls in older people: assessing risk and prevention: CG161

Author:
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND CARE EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Publication year:
2013
Pagination:
33
Place of publication:
Manchester

This clinical guideline is for healthcare and other professionals and staff who care for older people who are at risk of falling. It extends and replaces NICE clinical guideline 21 (published November 2004). It offers evidence-based advice on preventing falls in older people; and also offers best practice advice on the care of older people who are at risk of falling. New recommendations have been added about assessing and preventing falls in older people during a hospital stay. All people aged 65+r are covered by all guideline recommendations. People aged 50 to 64 who are admitted to hospital and are judged by a clinician to be at higher risk of falling because of an underlying condition are also covered by the guideline recommendations about assessing and preventing falls in older people during a hospital stay. The full guideline, 'Falls: assessment and prevention of falls in older people' contains details of the methods and evidence used to develop the guideline; it was developed by the Internal Clinical Guidelines Programme at NICE. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Excess winter deaths and illness and the health risks associated with cold homes

Author:
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND CARE EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Publication year:
2015
Place of publication:
London

This NICE guideline makes practice recommendations on how to improve the health and wellbeing of people vulnerable to the cold and reduce the health risks associated with living in a cold home. It aims to help meet a number of public health goals, including reducing preventable excess winter deaths, reducing pressure on health and social care services, improve the energy efficiency of homes and reducing fuel poverty. It includes recommendations on: developing a strategy for people living in cold homes; identifying people at risk from cold homes; ensuring there is a single-point-of-contact health and housing referral service; training health and social care practitioners to help people with cold homes; raising awareness among practitioners and the public of how to keep warm at home; and ensuring buildings meet required standards. The guideline is aimed at health, social care and voluntary sector practitioners; commissioners; and housing and energy supplies. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Falls in older people: QS86

Author:
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND CARE EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Publication year:
2017
Place of publication:
London

Updated NICE quality standard which sets out best practice for health and social care professionals in preventing falls in older people and assessing older people after a fall. The standard covers older people who are living in the community or staying in hospital. It includes eight quality statements, which cover: identifying older people at risk; multifactorial risk assessment and intervention; checking for injury after an inpatient fall; moving people safely after a fall; strength and balance training, and home hazard assessment and intervention. It highlights the value of health and social care practitioners asking questions about falls during routine appointments to identify older people most at risk and the importance of offering multifactoral falls risk assessment to help to prevent falls, disability and loss of independence. It updates the previous quality standard which was published in 2015. (Edited publisher abstract)

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