Tag Archives: Residential and Nursing Care

Statistics Imply Improvements in Care Homes Sector (BBC News / CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) introduced a tougher inspection system for England’s 11,000 care homes in October 2014. While there are no grounds for undue complacency, nearly three-quarters of 372 care homes rated “inadequate” in 2014 have improved their … Continue reading

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Commission on Residential Care (Community Care / Demos)

Summary The think-tank Demos, which launched the Commission on Residential Care, has published the commission’s terms of reference and has invited practitioners, relatives, residents and other stakeholders to offer their opinions / feedback. “Ex-care minister Paul Burstow launched [in late July … Continue reading

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Consultation on Mental Wellbeing of Older People in Residential Care (NICE)

Summary 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 … Continue reading

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Guide to Choosing a Care Home (Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary This guide from the Alzheimer’s Society summarises fifteen criteria for selecting a care home. It has been written for carers and people with dementia. Full Text Link Reference Alzheimer’s Society (2013). Your handy guide to selecting a care home. London: Alzheimer’s Society, 2013. … Continue reading

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Putting Care Right Campaign (Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary The Alzheimer’s Society‘s “Putting care right” campaign aims to improve the quality of care for people with dementia in a variety of settings. This campaign hopes to improve the quality of life for people with dementia by ensuring they can … Continue reading

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Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework Measures (NHS Information Centre)

Summary This statistical report contains the final figures for the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) 2011-12 for England. The ASCOF has two purposes: Nationally, the ASCOF indicates the performance of social care in delivering better outcomes for users. Locally, … Continue reading

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Housing, Dementia and Staying Independent (Housing LIN)

Summary This Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) report was created originally for the Yorkshire and Humber Dementia Alliance programme and has been updated by the ADASS Housing Policy Network / Housing LIN. The report examines recent developments in housing … Continue reading

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