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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  • 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
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  • Care Inspectorate Publication
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Records that all registered care services (except childminding) must keep and guidance on notification reporting image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Records that all registered care services (except childminding) must keep and guidance on notification reporting

Date
30/04/2020

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

Guidance on the records all registered care services (except childminding) must keep about people who use a service, staff records, environment and safety, complaints, medication, finance, staffing levels and deployment. It also includes guidance on notification reporting for all...

Supporting people with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties (Dysphagia) image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Supporting people with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties (Dysphagia)

Date
18/03/2020

Category
Guidance, Care Inspectorate Publication

Guidance, developed with Scottish Care and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, highlighting good practice to support people with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties (Dysphagia)

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Authors
Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

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Safe Use of Bed Rails

Date
11/03/2020

Category
Guidance

Guidance promoting the safe use of bed rails

Guidance on Managing Self-Directed Support for Adults with Incapacity image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Guidance on Managing Self-Directed Support for Adults with Incapacity

Date
01/02/2020

Guidance on managing self-directed support for adults with incapacity

Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Existing Specialised Housing and similar premises image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Existing Specialised Housing and similar premises

Date
30/01/2020

Category
Guidance

Practical fire safety guidance for those who are responsible for specialised housing and for those who provide care and support in such premises

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...

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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

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

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

Social Care Support: Our shared vision for adult social care support, including support for carers image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Social Care Support: Our shared vision for adult social care support, including support for carers

Date
12/06/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A document setting out a vision for how adult social care support will look like in the future, as part of a partnership programme to support local reform

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Authors
Scottish Government

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Social Care Support: Programme Framework

Date
12/06/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A framework for the partnership programme to support local reform of adult social care, setting out priorities, workstreams and vision

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

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Authors
World Health Organization

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Risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia

Date
14/05/2019

Category
Guidance

Evidence-based recommendations on lifestyle behaviours and interventions to delay or prevent cognitive decline and dementia

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