This guide explains how to achieve good oral health for people who live in care homes. It will be useful to care home managers and their staff. The guide includes an oral health assessment tool.
Care homes resources and services
Evaluation of the Care Assistant Development Programme: Learning from early implementation – SCIE evaluation report for HC-One
An independent evaluation of a Care Assistant Development Programme (CADP), a programme designed to develop senior carers into nursing assistants in HC-One care homes. The programme consists of blended face-to-face and e-learning, ongoing assessment, and mentoring support from a qualified nurse. The evaluation aimed to examine the impact of the CADP on the quality of care, inform the future development of CADP and validate the Programme against national good practice markets for the delivery of good care. It draws on interviews with key stakeholders, surveys with nursing assistants, residents and relatives, and case studies of individuals involved in the programme. The findings focus on recruitment to the programme; how it was communicated; training and development; implementing the nursing assistant role; and emerging impacts of the programme. The evaluation found evidence of early successes. These include high retention rates, with the programme recording a 97 per cent completion rate. Nursing assistants also felt the programme prepared them well for their new roles, with 89 per cent of those surveyed saying they felt supported by their nurse mentor. Residents reported their experience of care from nursing assistants was positive. Staff also felt residents experienced better care due to reduced agency use, more person centred care and more timely and responsive care due to increased capacity across the home. The report makes recommendations for the future development of the programme.
This guidance has been produced to assist local authorities in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) involved in cross-border placements as described in Schedule 1 to the Care Act 2014. Its aim is to support continuity of care across the UK’s borders by setting out clear values and good practice. A cross-border placement is where an adult is being, or has been, placed by an English, Welsh or Scottish local authority or Northern Irish health and social care trust into accommodation in a different UK country in order to meet their social care needs. The guidance covers the key principles, a general overview of the main legal frameworks, the process and reporting arrangements, handling complaints, disputes between authorities and provider failure. Includes short case studies, examples of case law which may have an impact on the setting up of cross-border placements and a list of references.
This resource map Skills for Care, SCIE and selected TLAP products and services to the Care Quality Commission’s five questions and key lines of enquiry (KLOEs) during inspection. It has been developed to help managers, owners and care staff identify material to support improvement in areas where they may have concerns, or to review their current practice against recognised good practice.
Part of Mental Capacity Act (MCA)
Information about the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) - an amendment to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA).
A short film, using actors, that depicts scenes in a care home with a resident, Emily, and members of staff. The film explores the balancing of risks and freedoms for older people in care homes.
Dignity in care can be promoted by providing a choice of nutritious, appetising meals, that meet the needs and choices of individuals, and support with eating where needed.This film highlights the role of good nutritional care and hydration for older people living in residential care homes
Part of Mental Capacity Act (MCA)
This report decribes good practice in the management and implementation of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards(DoLS).
A film that shows older people with high support needs who live in a care home. They talk about what is important in their lives and how they like to be treated.
GP services for older people: a guide for care home managers. This guide supports partnership working between care home staff and GPs to improve access for residents to good medical services.