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Statistics release: care homes, Scotland; September 2005

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive National Statistics
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive National Statistics
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
21p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

The purpose of this Statistics Release is to present national figures for care homes for adults in Scotland. All figures relate to 30 September 2005 and are provisional and, as such, subject to change. The final figures will be published on the Scottish Executive website later this year. Final figures for the period March 2000 to March 2005 are also included. The information is derived from the Scottish Care Home Census. This release also includes details of long stay residents in Care Homes for Older People for censuses dating back to March 2003. This is the first time such information has been published since the introduction of the current form of the census in March 2003. All figures in this release omit care homes that deregistered to become Housing Support services. Information on the number of former care homes deregistering for this reason can be found in annex F.

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Optimising quality sleep among older people in the community and care homes: Some key findings from a four-year collaborative research project

Authors:
VENN Susan, et al
Journal article citation:
Generations Review, 20(4), October 2010, Online only
Publisher:
British Society of Gerontology

The SomnIA (Sleep in Ageing) project aimed to undertake a range of studies relating to understanding poor sleep in later life. SomnIA is a four year NDA Collaborative Research Project which comprises eight workpackages aimed at (a) understanding poor sleep in later life in the community and in care homes, (b) devising interventions to help with poor sleep in the community and in care homes, and (c) dissemination through academic and practitioner conferences and workshops, briefing papers and journal articles, and through the creation of a module on ‘Sleep problems in Later Life’ for the Healthtalkonline website. Key findings are presented.

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Find the right care home: a step-by-step companion

Authors:
HURTLEY Rosemary, JONES Julia Burton
Publisher:
Age Concern England
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
192p.
Place of publication:
London

This book guides the reader step-by-step through the process of finding the right care home for a loved one.

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Care homes, Scotland, 2008

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Government National Statistics
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Government National Statistics
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
16p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

The purpose of this statistics release is to present national figures for care homes for adults in Scotland. All figures relate to 31 March 2008 and are provisional. The information is derived from the Scottish Care Home Census. Some of the information which used to be collected as part of the Scottish Care Home Census is now collected by the Care Commission. This information is not included in this publication.

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Care homes, Scotland March 2007

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Government National Statistics
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Government National Statistics
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
14p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

The purpose of this statistics release is to present national figures for care homes for adults in Scotland. All figures relate to 31 March 2007 and are provisional.

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Care homes, Scotland March 2006

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive National Statistics
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive National Statistics
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
19p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

National figures for care homes for adults in Scotland are presented. All figures relate to 31 March 2006 and are provisional. The information is derived from the Scottish Care Home Census. All figures in this release omit care homes that deregistered to become Housing Support services.

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Views of personalisation (videos)

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2017
Place of publication:
London

Four videos which explore key aspects of personalisation, and feature a number of people reflecting on the importance of providing good person-centred care. They include the views of care home staff, directors and commissioners, and views from national organisations about different aspects of personalisation, and how they can improve quality of care. The videos were developed with support from Think Local Act Personal.

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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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Managing risk, minimising restraint

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
3p.
Place of publication:
London

This briefing examine the use of restraint in care homes and approaches to minimise its use. It presents some of the learning from a review of the literature on the use of restraint in care homes for older people and an exploration of practice. The briefing looks at what might constitute restraint, whether restraint is ever right, the links between risk and restraint and developing knowledge and skills.

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My home life: quality of life in care homes: a review of the literature

Author:
NATIONAL CARE HOMES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FORUM
Publisher:
Help the Aged
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
192p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

My Home Life is a new initiative aimed at improving the quality of life of those who are living, dying, visiting and working in care homes for older people. This review aims to find existing best practices in care homes and promote care homes as a positive option for older people. The project is working to help improve the quality of life in care home, through the development of a range of resources, events, practice development initiatives and other activities.

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