Care Homes for Adults

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

Using the drop down menus below, you can filter resources by resource type, relevant topics or date of publication.

 

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Topics
  • Adult Protection
  • Adults with Incapacity
  • Alcohol / Drug Misuse
  • Bowel and Bladder
  • Complaints
  • Creative and Physical Activity
  • Dementia
  • Disability
  • End of Life / Palliative Care
  • Equalities / Human Rights
  • Falls
  • Food and Fluid
  • Infection Control
  • Involvement and Participation
  • Learning Disabiities
  • Management & Leadership
  • Medication
  • Mental Health
  • Restraint
  • Risk
  • Self-evaluation
  • Staffing
  • Tissue Viability
Resource Type
  • Adult and Health Bulletin
  • Care Inspectorate Publication
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  • Event
  • Guidance
  • National strategies and frameworks
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Care of people living with HIV: Practice note image

Authors
Care Inspectorate and NAT (National Aids Trust)

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Care of people living with HIV: Practice note

Date
01/11/2019

Category
Guidance, Care Inspectorate Publication

Practice note to support inspectors to identify good and weak practice in the care of people living with HIV, support improvement and ensure the best possible outcomes for people experiencing care. Providers and staff can also use this to make sure they are implementing good prac...

Equal Partners in Care image

Authors
NHS Education for Scotland & Scottish Social Services Council

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Equal Partners in Care

Date
22/10/2019

Category
Guidance

A learning resource for health and social care staff which will help support better conversations and interactions with carers

Care Inspectorate Improvement Strategy 2019-2022 image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Care Inspectorate Improvement Strategy 2019-2022

Date
21/10/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

A strategy providing an insight into what the Care Inspectorate's improvement support offer will be over the next three years and how we will identify where improvements are required

Adult support and protection improvement plan: 2019-2022 image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Adult support and protection improvement plan: 2019-2022

Date
02/10/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

The ASP Improvement Plan was developed by the Scottish Government between November 2018 and April 2019 following a Thematic Inspection by the Care Inspectorate and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary.

National Infection Prevention and Control Manual image

Authors
Health Protection Scotland

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National Infection Prevention and Control Manual

Date
01/10/2019

Category
Guidance

Animal Assisted Interventions: SCAS Code of Practice for the UK image

Authors
Society for Companion Animal Studies

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Animal Assisted Interventions: SCAS Code of Practice for the UK

Date
01/08/2019

Category
Guidance

A voluntary code intended to offer guidance on good practice for designing and delivering Animal Assisted Interventions effectively and safely, ensuring that the welfare needs of both humans and animals are met

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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.

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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