The draft National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) quality standard on the “Mental Wellbeing of Older People in Residential Care” is available for preview and consultation.
“The draft standard, which is available to view on the NICE website as part of a public consultation, is being developed by an independent committee involving specialists in social care (including a care home representative and Director of adult social services) and public health as well as people with their own experience of the social care system. Proposed measures include putting older people at the heart of decisions about their care; ensuring they are seen as individuals and that their care reflects this; giving them opportunities to participate in activities to promote their health and wellbeing and spotting possible signs of ill-health before problems get too serious”.
There are various consultation / background documents.
It is perhaps a little late to mention here that the consultation period ends on August 2nd 2013.
Mental wellbeing of older people in care homes: draft quality standard for consultation. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, July 5th 2013.