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Adult care homes 2008-09

Author:
CARE AND SOCIAL SERVICES INSPECTORATE WALES
Publisher:
Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
15p.
Place of publication:
Cardiff

This report provides information about the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) findings from looking at adult care homes in Wales. Care homes provide care together with accommodation for both younger and older adults. Homes varied in size and provision; they could care for people with learning or physical disability, mental health needs, sensory impairments and older people. Overall there was evidence of continued improvement in several core areas: the quality of care planning has improved; service users' wishes and feelings are taken into account and there is evidence of service users being involved in decision making regarding their care; service users' privacy and dignity is promoted in the home; the maintenance and cleanliness of premises has shown some improvement; recruitment practices including pre-employment checks on staff have improved; providers taking responsibility for reviewing the quality of care provided; the appropriate assessment and management of risk to service users. The following key areas still require attention: support and training for staff; staffing levels; supervision of staff; and appropriate management of medication must still be a priority for care homes. There was a decrease in both the number of adult protection issues referred to CSSIW and CSSIW's subsequent involvement in investigations. This may in part link to the developing understanding of the role of CSSIW in adult protection.

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Older prisoners in England and Wales: a follow-up to the 2004 thematic review by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

Author:
HM INSPECTORATE OF PRISONS
Publisher:
HM Inspectorate of Prisons
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
37p.
Place of publication:
London

This report is based on the published findings from 29 full inspections of adult establishments in England and Wales conducted during the 12-month period between September 2006 and the beginning of September 2007. It summarises findings in the areas of environment; management; regimes and relationships; health services and resettlement.

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Guidelines for meeting national minimum care standards: care homes for older people

Author:
BORDESLEY INSTITUTE
Publisher:
Bordesley Institute
Publication year:
2003
Pagination:
92p.
Place of publication:
Birmingham

Any organisation who owns or manages a care home is to undertake a Section 26 visit under the National Minimum Care Standards. Following the visits reports are produced and copies sent to the care home and to CSCI. Residential care is about providing an individual with a safe, warm, secure, homely environment. Although current trends are towards people remaining in their own home to maintain independence and to continue within their own community, for many people residential care is quite often a positive choice where they can receive a high quality standard of life supported by residential care.

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Commission for Social Care Inspection review of eligibility criteria: written submission

Author:
LOWE Stephen
Publisher:
Age Concern
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
11p.
Place of publication:
London

Age Concern cites a number of examples where local Fair Access to Care criteria have differed from the national guidance in order to restrict eligibility still further. Age Concern recommends that minimum entitlements to social care should be set at a national level rather than a local level. The minimum level of care that everyone should be entitled to should be based on what is needed in order to achieve the social care outcomes set out in the Independence, Well-being and Choice Green Paper. Services should therefore be aimed at supporting health and quality of life, should aim to enable people to exercise choice and control and to make a positive contribution to their community or family, and should ensure dignity and protection from discrimination or harassment.

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Inspection of services for older people: East Riding of Yorkshire: January 2007

Authors:
WILLIS Tim, et al
Publisher:
Commission for Social Care Inspection
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
30p.
Place of publication:
London
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Joint inspection of services for older people: Stoke-on-Trent: February 2007

Authors:
HANSON Jean, et al
Publisher:
Commission for Social Care Inspection; Healthcare Commission
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
29p.
Place of publication:
London
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Supplementary guidance for older people with dementia

Author:
CARE STANDARDS INSPECTORATE FOR WALES
Publisher:
Care Standards Inspectorate for Wales
Publication year:
2003
Pagination:
21p.
Place of publication:
Cardiff

This supplementary guidance to the National Minimum Standards for Care Homes for Older People provides additional advice to inspectors when interpreting the relevant standards for people with dementia. It is not the intention of this guidance to replace or amend any particular standard. It does however take into account the Care Standards Act, associated regulations, NMS and relevant good practice literature.

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Inspection of social care services for older people: Norfolk County Council: July 2006

Authors:
CLARK Jan, METZ Alison de, MILLER Sandra
Publisher:
Commission for Social Care Inspection. East Midlands Region
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
74p.
Place of publication:
Nottingham
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'No problems, old and quiet': older prisoners in England and Wales: a thematic review by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Home Office. HM Inspectorate of Prisons
Publisher:
Great Britain. Home Office. HM Inspectorate of Prisons
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
114p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

‘No problems – old and quiet’ aptly summarises the situation of many of the 1700 older prisoners now held in our prisons. In general, older prisoners pose no control problems for staff. But, because of that, prisoners’ own problems, particularly as they grow older and less able-bodied, can easily be neglected. In 2001, the Department of Health issued a National Service Framework for the care of older people. It specifically referred to the ‘wide range of health and social care needs, both while in prison and on release’ of prisoners over 60 (of whom there were then only 700), and to the need for partnership between the NHS and Prison Service to meet health and social care needs. This report shows that this is not yet happening. The main findings of this report are based on fieldwork in 15 male prisons.

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Care homes for older people guidance log

Author:
COMMISSION FOR SOCIAL CARE INSPECTION
Publisher:
Commission for Social Care Inspection
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
109p.
Place of publication:
London

 Guidance logs (formerly known as precedent logs) are used by inspectors to apply the National Minimum Standards. Inspectors use the logs when queries arise about the interpretation of a particular standard, or where clarification is needed on how a particular aspect of a service should be inspected against the standards.

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