Care Homes for Older People

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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Resource Type
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Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Care Homes for Adults – The Design Guide

Date
29/03/2022

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

Guidance for applicants or existing providers of care home services for adults setting out expectations on a number of key elements of care home building design and room size. The guidance is an update on the original 2018 guidance to take account of the new Health and Social Car...

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Guide for Providers on Personal Planning - Adults

Date
08/11/2021

Category
Self-directed Support Library, Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

A guide to support managers and staff in services to develop and improve how personal plans for adults are undertaken

Authors
Vegetarian for Life

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Food Fortification for Vegams

Date
06/10/2021

Category
Guidance

Food Fortification is a comprehensive guide showing how to use vegan, dairy-free alternatives to fortify food with calories and protein.

Authors
The Care Inspectorate

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Supporting better oral care in care homes: what quality looks like

Date
15/09/2021

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication

Overview of what quality care looks like in oral care for adults

Authors
Scottish Government

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Procurement of care and support services: best practice guidance

Date
25/06/2021

Best practice guidance for public bodies on procurement of care and support services - originally published in March 2016, it has been updated to reflect changes that have occurred as a result of the UK's exit from the EU and the end of the Transition Period

Authors
NHS Education for Scotland

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Promoting Excellence 2021: A framework for all health and social services staff working with people with dementia, their families and carers

Date
17/05/2021

Category
National strategies and frameworks, Guidance

A framework for dementia detailing the knowledge and skills all health and social services staff should aspire to achieve in relation to the role they play in supporting people with a diagnosis of dementia, and their families, and carers

Authors
Vegetarian for Life

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Veganism - More than just a diet

Date
01/05/2021

Category
Guidance

Veganism is more than just a diet helps you identify hidden animal products and explain more about what to consider when shopping and caring for a vegan.

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Essentials of Safe Care

Date
23/03/2021

Category
Guidance

Authors
Scottish Government

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Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland: Easy Read

Date
17/03/2021

Category
Research

Easy read version of the report of the Independent Review led by Derek Feeley, recommending improvements to adult social care support in Scotland.

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Guidance for providers on the assessment of staffing

Date
11/03/2021

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

Guidance to ensure that premises-based services have clear information on the effective assessment of safe staffing, in line with our quality frameworks, the Health and Social Care Standards, the Health and Care Staffing Scotland Act 2019, and Safety Huddle and Professional Judgm...

Authors
LGBT Health & Wellbeing

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Proud to Care: LGBT and Dementia

Date
24/02/2021

Category
Guidance

A toolkit to support health and social care staff to reflect on and develop their practice in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people with dementia.

Authors
Scottish Government

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Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland

Date
03/02/2021

Category
Research

Report of the Independent Review led by Derek Feeley, recommending improvements to adult social care support in Scotland.

Authors
CAPA Team

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Movement is not time consuming

Date
01/12/2020

Category
Case Study

Authors
Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland

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Good practice communication guide for carers

Date
01/12/2020

Category
Guidance

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

Authors
Care Inspectorate and SSSC

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Wilful neglect, ill-treatment and corporate homicide

Date
16/11/2020

Guidance for social service workers, providers, managers, supervisors, social workers and social work students to support workers and providers to recognise potential signs of ill-treatment or wilful neglect, when an offence may have occurred and how and who you should report thi...

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Report on the Medicines Improvement Project

Date
26/10/2020

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication

In partnership with Scottish Care, the Care Inspectorate undertook a project with 10 care homes, aiming to reduce medicines issues using quality improvement tools.

Authors
Healthcare Improvement Scotland

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Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers Standards

Date
23/10/2020

Category
Guidance

The document updates and replaces the clinical standards on prevention and management of pressure ulcers published by Healthcare Improvement Scotland in 2016 and incorporates advice contained in the (now withdrawn) 2009 Quality Improvement Scotland best practice statement.

Authors
Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland

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Communications tool for care homes

Date
08/05/2020

Category
Guidance

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

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...

Authors
CAPA team

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Christines story

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Case Study

Authors
CAPA team

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A hospital ward promotes more movement for older people

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Case Study