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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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Health and care services for older people: overview report on research to support the national service framework for older people

Author:
ASKHAM Janet
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
84p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

This report summarises the key findings from a group of 16 studies commissioned by the Policy Research Programme under the ‘Older People’s use of services’ Research Initiative. The aim of the initiative was to inform and assess the implementation of the National Service Framework for Older People (2001)

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The NSF for Older People: a vehicle for reform

Author:
PHILP Ian
Journal article citation:
Generations Review, 18(3), July 2008, Online only
Publisher:
British Society of Gerontology

The background to the development of the National Service Framework (NSF) for Older People in England, and its implementation in the seven years since its publication in 2001 are described. The author also provides views on what remains to be done in the three years in the life of the Standard a ten year programme for reforming the culture and system of health and social care for older people. The priorities of empowerment through the use of personalised budgets and direct payments, and improved dementia care are highlighted.

Journal article

A commentary on the emerging literature on advocacy for older people

Author:
SCOURFIELD Peter
Journal article citation:
Quality in Ageing, 8(4), December 2007, pp.18-27.
Publisher:
Pier Professional
Place of publication:
Brighton

This article comments on emerging themes derived from recent official publications on older people's advocacy in the UK. There is an examination of relevant policy documents and the responses from service user groups. Discussion includes clarity in defining advocacy; the nature of the advocacy relationship; sustained and reliable financing of advocacy services; the uneven nature of provision; lack of inter-agency connectivity; the need to establish national standards for advocacy; problems of mental capacity; and advocacy for care home residents and for minority groups. The need for and direction of further research is proposed.

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Mean cuisine?

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 11.05.07, 2007, pp.34-36.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Malnutrition is a significant problem in older people's care homes. The author finds that it is not only a funding issue, but can be a case of badly trained staff. The article highlights the example of the Chef at Wilton Lodge in Hull, who won Care Cook of the Year in 2006.

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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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Individual standards for intermediate care for older people with mental health difficulties

Author:
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE ADVISORY SERVICE
Publisher:
Health and Social Care Advisory Service
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
17p.
Place of publication:
London

This paper presents the standards and the early findings from the Department of Health funded national project on Intermediate Care for Older People with Mental Health difficulties. The project benchmarked the intermediate care service provision in seven sites across England during March and April 2006 against best practice standards developed by HASCAS. An overarching view is that is that there is often poor integration and  understanding between mainstream older peoples intermediate care services and older peoples mental health services and that this results in sub optimal care.

Book

Domiciliary care guidance log

Author:
COMMISSION FOR SOCIAL CARE INSPECTION
Publisher:
Commission for Social Care Inspection
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
69p.
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.

Book

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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National service framework for older people: standard 4: general hospital care: National Learning Network event Thursday 22nd September, 2005

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
40p.
Place of publication:
London

This booklet, produced for the final Learning Network event held in London on September 22 2005, provides information about all the projects to support implementation of Standard 4 (General Hospital Care) of the National Service Framework for Older People, the progress of the projects and their achievement to date.

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