Care Homes for Adults

Care homes can provide all aspects of a person’s accommodation, support, nursing and personal care or support.

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Self-evaluation for improvement – your guide image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Self-evaluation for improvement – your guide

Date
16/09/2019

Category
Guidance, Care Inspectorate Publication

A guide for care services undertaking self-evaluation

A quality framework for care homes for adults image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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A quality framework for care homes for adults

Date
20/05/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication

Our quality framework and methodology for inspecting care homes for adults based on the new Health and Social Care Standards.

Good practice communication guide for carers image

Authors
Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland

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Good practice communication guide for carers

Date
20/05/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidance for staff on how to communicate with a person to understand their care needs and any information required

Good practice communication guide for managers image

Authors
Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland

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Good practice communication guide for managers

Date
20/05/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidance for managers on how to communicate with their own care team and individuals to understand their care needs and any information required

Communications tool for care homes image

Authors
Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland

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Communications tool for care homes

Date
20/05/2019

Category
Guidance

Tool for staff to use when communicating with out-of-hours services, designed to ensure they give the right information

Building collaboration and compassion for integrated working image

Authors
Scottish Social Services Council

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Building collaboration and compassion for integrated working

Date
14/05/2019

Category
Guidance

A booklet of examples showing how collaboration and compassion at the heart of integrated working can make a real difference for everyone involved

Polypharmacy: Getting our medicines right image

Authors
Royal Pharmaceutical Society

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Polypharmacy: Getting our medicines right

Date
01/05/2019

Category
Guidance

Self-directed Support Implementation Study 2018: report 1 image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Self-directed Support Implementation Study 2018: report 1

Date
11/04/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A report providing a Change Map intended to capture the required changes for the effective delivery of social care within the context of Self-directed Support

The Keys to Life: Unlocking Futures for People with Learning Disabilities Implementation framework and priorities 2019-2021 image

Authors
Scottish Government

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The Keys to Life: Unlocking Futures for People with Learning Disabilities Implementation framework and priorities 2019-2021

Date
13/03/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

An updated implementation framework for the learning disability strategy, covering the period 2019-2021. It builds on progress since the previous framework was published in 2015 and reflects the broader priorities of the Scottish Government, local authorities, NHS Boards and inte...

How to Use 'The Hub' image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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How to Use 'The Hub'

Date
12/03/2019

Category
Guidance

A guide on How to use The Hub.

Bringing Generations Together image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Bringing Generations Together

Date
12/02/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

Good practice examples to give care services ideas on how to bring generations together in a variety of care settings in a way that improves the quality of their lives

Mental health law in Scotland - guide to named persons image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Mental health law in Scotland - guide to named persons

Date
15/01/2019

Category
Guidance

A guide to help people understand their rights in relation to the role of the named person, as set out in mental health law

Good practice guide: alcohol - related brain damage (ARBD) image

Authors
Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

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Good practice guide: alcohol - related brain damage (ARBD)

Date
01/01/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidance for professionals working with people with alcohol-related brain damage. The guidance is not written specifically for patients, relatives, or carers, but might be useful in describing available resources and approaches.

Guidance on Peripatetic Management Arrangements image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Guidance on Peripatetic Management Arrangements

Date
21/12/2018

Category
Guidance, Care Inspectorate Programmes & Publications

A guidance setting out the parameters of peripatetic management arrangements. Peripatetic management describes the situation where an individual is the named manager of more than one registered care service, either employed by the same or different providers

Professional guidance on the safe and secure handling of medicines image

Authors
Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Royal College of Nursing

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Professional guidance on the safe and secure handling of medicines

Date
11/12/2018

Category
Guidance

Carers and confidentiality image

Authors
Mental Welfare Commission

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Carers and confidentiality

Date
05/12/2018

Category
Guidance

Guidance on how to balance the principle of carer involvement with the patient's right to confidentiality

Confidentiality guidance for carers, families and practitioners image

Authors
Mental Welfare Commission

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Confidentiality guidance for carers, families and practitioners

Date
05/12/2018

Category
Guidance

Guidance providing advice to doctors and nurses on how to respect patient confidentiality while also involving families and carers in treatment. It also provides guidance on issues relating to capacity to make decisions around confidentiality, sharing information with carers that...

Improving Pharmaceutical Care in Care Homes image

Authors
Royal Pharmaceutical Society

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Improving Pharmaceutical Care in Care Homes

Date
01/11/2018

Category
Guidance

Coming home: A Report on Out-of-Area Placements and Delayed Dishcharge for People with Learning Disabilities and Complex Needs image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Coming home: A Report on Out-of-Area Placements and Delayed Dishcharge for People with Learning Disabilities and Complex Needs

Date
01/11/2018

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A report on out of area placements and delayed discharge for people with learning disabilities, produced following concerns raised by the Mental Welfare Commission in its ‘No Through Road’ report. The report sets out figures on out of area placements and delayed discharge collect...

Influenza: Guidance for Care Homes image

Authors
Heath Protection Scotland and NHS National Services Scotland

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Influenza: Guidance for Care Homes

Date
31/10/2018

Category
Guidance

Guidance for care homes developed to provide key information to assist with prevention and control in cases of influenza. The checklists included should be used in addition to the Standard Infection Control Precautions (SICPs) and Transmission Based Precautions (TBPs) as per the ...

What can you expect from your care worker? image

Authors
Scottish Social Services Council

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What can you expect from your care worker?

Date
04/09/2018

Category
Guidance

A leaflet explaining to people what type of behaviour and values they can expect from their care worker and what to do if they have a concern