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Supporting people at the start of their care home journey: a warm welcome

Author:
WALES. Welsh Government
Publisher:
Welsh Government
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
8
Place of publication:
Cardiff

This document provides suggestions on how people who work in a care home can provide a welcome pack for their residents. It aims to help care home staff provide clear information for people covering the issues that matter to them most, and explaining what they can expect from life in a care home. Suggestions for areas to cover include: respecting cultural identity and diversity, communication, social interaction, hobbies and interests; involving family and the local community; practical arrangements for day-to-day living; health care; costs; and making a complaint. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Learning from Trusted to Care: one year one

Authors:
WALES. Welsh Government, NHS WALES
Publisher:
Welsh Government
Publication year:
2015
Pagination:
19
Place of publication:
Cardiff

Report summarising progress and improvements made in care and practice at the Princess of Wales and Neath Port Talbot Hospitals in Wales since the independent review Trusted to Care found serious concerns about the quality of care and patient safety of frail and older people. The review made 14 recommendations for the health board and four for the Welsh Government. The report finds progress has been made in all 14 recommendation areas made to the health board. Six have been completed either fully or there are clear plans for implementation in place Eight of the recommendations still need work. The report also identifies the progress made against the Welsh Government recommendations. Improvements are identified in the areas of hydration, medication, complaints and professional accountability. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Creating a positive dining experience for care home residents

Author:
WALES. Welsh Government
Publisher:
Welsh Government
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
6
Place of publication:
Cardiff

This document provides advice to help care homes make the most of meal times for their residence. It looks at ways of ensuring that mealtimes are an enjoyable experience for older people living in a care home, that offer more choice and an opportunity for involvement and social interaction. (Edited publisher abstract)

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The strategy for older people in Wales 2013-2023: living longer, ageing well: making Wales a great place to grow old

Author:
WALES. Welsh Government
Publisher:
Welsh Government
Publication year:
2013
Pagination:
32
Place of publication:
Cardiff

This third phase of the Strategy focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources they need to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face. These resources are described in terms of social resources (e.g. good physical and mental health), environmental resources (e.g. access to transport, and feeling safe when out and about), and financial resources (e.g. having an adequate standard of income, and not living in poverty). Older people should expect to be able to participate as fully in society as they desire, including: contributing to community and family life; influencing decisions; and having their needs met. The strategy refers to other emerging policy developments and initiatives, notably the Welsh Government's programme of change for Health and Social Care, as detailed in Appendix 2. (Original abstract)

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Working together to reduce harm: delivery plan (2016-18): consultation document

Author:
WALES. Welsh Government
Publisher:
Wales. Welsh Government
Publication year:
2016
Pagination:
30
Place of publication:
Cardiff

Sets out how the Welsh Government, the NHS and other organisations will tackle the impact of substance misuse, including continuing to reduce the number of drug and alcohol-related deaths. The new plan focuses on a number of key measures, including raising awareness of the potentially lethal consequences of using new psychoactive substances more commonly known as ‘legal highs’, steroid and image enhancing drugs and risky drinking behaviours by older people. The plan also sets out measures to reduce the stigma of those looking for help with their substance misuse issues. It covers initiatives to: reduce the inappropriate use of prescription-only medicines and over-the-counter medicines; reduce the transmission of blood borne viruses among people with substance misuse issues; ensure appropriate referrals are made quickly to substance misuse services from primary and secondary care services and other relevant professionals; ensure people with alcohol-related brain damage are supported effectively; prevent homelessness and help people with substance misuse problems sustain tenancies; ensure substance misuse co-occurring with mental health problems is managed effectively; increase the availability of recovery-oriented substance misuse services; and improve the long-term outcomes of those affected by substance misuse through access to employment and education. The closing date for responses to the consultation on the delivery plan is 30 March 2016. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Learning from Trusted to Care: ministerial unannounced older persons mental health wards spot check visits

Authors:
WALES. Welsh Government, NHS WALES
Publisher:
Welsh Government
Publication year:
2014
Pagination:
25
Place of publication:
Cardiff

Report collating the results of a series of spot check visits to 70 adult in-patient ward areas across 20 hospital sites in Wales 15 June - 30 July 2014, to examine the medical treatment and care of older people. The spot check visits focused on four fundamental aspects of care; the use of night time sedation, giving patients their medication, continence care (toileting) and ensuring that patients are kept hydrated (drinking). The report highlighting areas for improvement and good practice from all the hospital sites. During the visits, the team observed practice and engaged and spoke to patients, staff and relatives. Overall no systemic issues of concern about patient hydration, continence needs or the use of sedation were found, however, in the majority of wards visited aspects of medicines management were identified than needed to be improved. The report presents areas for improvement across the four areas of care. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Declaration of rights for older people in Wales

Author:
WALES. Welsh Government
Publisher:
Welsh Government
Publication year:
2014
Pagination:
19
Place of publication:
Cardiff

This declaration has been produced to help older people understand how key rights apply to them, how they can be accessed more effectively, and how they relate to current equality and human rights laws. The declaration is specifically drafted in the first person so that people can immediately relate it to themselves and contains speech bubbles with the thoughts of real older people living in Wales. The rights are: the right to be oneself; the right to be valued; the right to make decisions and exercise free will; the right to decide where to live, how to live and with whom to live; the right to work, develop, participate and contribute; and the right to safety, security and justice. (Edited publisher abstract)

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A framework for delivering integrated health and social care for older people with complex needs: consultation document

Author:
WALES. Welsh Government
Publisher:
Welsh Government
Publication year:
2013
Pagination:
14
Place of publication:
Cardiff

Wales already has a higher proportion of people aged over 85 than the other countries of the United Kingdom, and is likely to rise further in the next decade. This framework for integrated health and social care summarises the relevant policy and key principles; and provides clear definitions. It sets out the Welsh Government’s expectations for how all the different partners need to develop and deliver integrated health and social care services, not as something extra but as the normal way of working. It identifies what the evidence indicates as the core requirements on which to base local planning and delivery; and states the outcome-based indicators that will help establish the present baseline position and measure progress. In all, care delivery must be aimed at achieving improved user and patient care through better co-ordination of services; and the the recipient will have a greater say and more control over the care received. Responses to this consultation are required by 31 October 2013. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Information and guidance on domestic abuse: safeguarding older people in Wales

Authors:
WALES. Welsh Government, OLDER PEOPLE'S COMMISSIONER FOR WALES
Publisher:
Welsh Government
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
53
Place of publication:
Cardiff

Good practice guidance to help professionals recognise, respond and provide support to older people who are experiencing or who have experienced domestic abuse. It outlines the characteristics of domestic abuse experienced by older people, including coercive control; older people’s experience of domestic abuse, and their possible reluctance to disclose abuse; identifying and responding to abuse; referral options and using existing safeguarding processes; and helps professionals address the complexities of working with older people who need care and support as a result of domestic abuse, but who also require professionals to respond to their other care and support needs. The guide includes short case studies and a summary of key relevant legislation. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Guidance for the submission of proposals for the Intermediate Care Fund

Author:
WALES. Welsh Government
Publisher:
Welsh Government
Publication year:
2014
Pagination:
10
Place of publication:
Cardiff

Sets out guidance on applying for funding to the Intermediate Care Fund in Wales. The Fund aims to encourage integrated working between local authorities, health and housing in supporting older people, particularly the frail elderly, to maintain their independence and remain in their own home. It can be used to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions, or inappropriate admission to residential care, as well as preventing delayed discharges from hospital. The Fund includes £35 million revenue funding and £15 million capital funding. It is hoped the Fund can be used to build on existing good practice and to increase the scale of provision of integrated services across Wales. The closing date for bids is the 2 March 2014. (Edited publisher abstract)

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