Care Homes for Older People

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

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Social Work Scotland Annual Conference image

Authors
Social Work Scotland

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Social Work Scotland Annual Conference

Date
12/06/2019

Category
Event

The Social Work Scotland Annual Conference will take place at the Crieff Hydro Hotel on 12-13 June 2019

Care at Home & Housing Support Conference, Exhibition & Awards 2019 image

Authors
Scottish Care

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Care at Home & Housing Support Conference, Exhibition & Awards 2019

Date
17/05/2019

Category
Event

The National Care at Home and Housing Support Conference, Exhibition & Awards will take place on 17 May 2019 at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow

A Fairer Scotland for Older People - A Framework for Action image

Authors
Scottish Government

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A Fairer Scotland for Older People - A Framework for Action

Date
03/04/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A framework of actions to ensure older people can continue to engage with and contribute to their communities, access the public and other services they need, and ensure financial security as they move into retirement

Palliative and End of Life Care Resources image

Authors
Scottish Social Services Council

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Palliative and End of Life Care Resources

Date
01/04/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

General standards for neurological care and support image

Authors
Healthcare Improvement Scotland

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General standards for neurological care and support

Date
28/03/2019

Category
Guidance

Revised general standards for neurological care and support, setting out what care people can expect to experience throughout Scotland, regardless of the type of neurological condition they have, their geographical location, care setting or personal circumstances

SIGN 157: Risk reduction and management of delirium image

Authors
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

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SIGN 157: Risk reduction and management of delirium

Date
13/03/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidelines providing recommendations based on current evidence for best practice in the detection, assessment, treatment and follow up of adults with delirium

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.

Compendium of Healthcare Associated Infection Guidance image

Authors
Health Protection Scotland

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Compendium of Healthcare Associated Infection Guidance

Date
28/02/2019

Category
Guidance

A document containing links to current national policy and guidance on Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI), antimicrobial prescribing and resistance, decontamination and other related topics

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

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Authors
Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Royal College of Nursing

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Professional Guidance on the Administration of Medicines in Healthcare Settings

Date
24/01/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidance to ensure the safe administration of medicines by healthcare professionals. Although aimed at registered healthcare professionals, the principles can be applied in any healthcare setting by any persons administering medicines

Raising concerns in the workplace: Guidance for employers, social service workers and social work students image

Authors
Scottish Social Services Council

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Raising concerns in the workplace: Guidance for employers, social service workers and social work students

Date
07/01/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidance for social service workers, social work students and employers on raising concerns in the workplace, explaining the difference between raising a concern and whistleblowing, as well as when a concern qualifies for legal protection under whistleblowing law. The section fo...

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.

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

UK care home providers for older people - advice on consumer law: Helping care homes comply with their consumer law obligations image

Authors
Competition and Markets Authority

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UK care home providers for older people - advice on consumer law: Helping care homes comply with their consumer law obligations

Date
01/11/2018

Category
Guidance

Consumer law advice for care home providers to help them to understand their obligations under consumer law when dealing with residents and their representatives

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 ...

Norovirus: Guidance for Care Homes image

Authors
Heath Protection Scotland and NHS National Services Scotland

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Norovirus: Guidance for Care Homes

Date
31/10/2018

Category
Guidance

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

Care...About Physical Activity (CAPA) Improvement Programme: Final Evaluation Report image

Authors
UK Active Research Institute

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Care...About Physical Activity (CAPA) Improvement Programme: Final Evaluation Report

Date
01/10/2018

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Research

A report evaluating the Care Inspectorate’s Care About Physical Activity (CAPA) improvement programme, which aimed to improve the health and wellbeing, independence, and overall quality of life of older people experiencing care across Scotland. The programme took place across eig...

Eating and drinking well in care: good practice guidance for older people image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Eating and drinking well in care: good practice guidance for older people

Date
26/09/2018

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

Good practice guidance with information on older people's dietary needs and related food and fluid requirements. It has been primarily written for use in caring for an older person but the principles could be applied to a wider adult age group

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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

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) National Core Pathway image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) National Core Pathway

Date
31/08/2018

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A pathway intended as a reference guide for health boards and all services who in partnership across health, education, social care and third sector deliver the provision of communication equipment and support in using that equipment

Age, Home and Community: Next Phase image

Authors
Scottish Government and COSLA

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Age, Home and Community: Next Phase

Date
30/08/2018

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A strategy to support independent living among older people, building on progress of the original 2011 strategy and setting out a vision for the next phase in ensuring the right advice, house and support will allow older people to live the way they choose