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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Ethel's story image

Authors
CAPA team

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Ethel's story

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Case Study

Little by little Ethel is helped to achieve her goals - discuss the story at a team meeting and discuss what you noticed.

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Authors
CAPA team

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Aim for the why

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Guidance

Physical activity, or inactivity, is a serious issue affecting every generation in every setting and environment, from early years to older adults and everyone in between.

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

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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

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Keeping Well: Supporting the Care Workforce

Date
25/09/2019

Category
Event

This free event hosted by Scottish Care will focus on the palliative care journey and the impact on the social care workforce health and wellbeing.

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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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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
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