This quick guide from NICE and SCIE will help care home managers and their staff to recognise the symptoms of delirium and to understand what they can do to prevent it.
Prevention resources and services
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Who knows best? Older people's contribution to understanding and preventing avoidable hospital admissions
Part of Prevention and wellbeing
This video is based up the findings of a new study conducted by the University of Birmingham’s Health Services Management Centre and the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. Working with 104 older people and 40 local professionals, the research looked at how the older people were admitted to hospital, whether they felt this was the best place for them and what alternatives might have been explored.
Part of Safeguarding adults in practice
This resource uses a series of practice questions to identify a number of challenging safeguarding dilemmas. The questions and answers aim to provide guidance on how these dilemmas should be handled within the new legal framework of the Care Act 2014. It does not address strategic commissioning issues or discuss the role of Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs). It is relevant for frontline practitioners and managers who work with adults who have care and support needs and who may be at risk of abuse or neglect. This includes people in health, housing, the police, as well as in social care, both statutory social workers, and staff in the regulated and non-regulated provider sectors. The guide is part of a range of products to support implementation of the adult safeguarding aspects of the Care Act 2014. The questions were originally published in 2015, and updated in July 2018.
This resource introduces the concepts of health inequalities and provide practical examples of the ways in which all of social work practice contributes to tackling health inequalities.
This film looks at the realities behind the headlines about older people and their use of hospital beds, and considers what steps could be taken to help avoid unnecessary admissions.
This film explores the steps that care homes can take to reduce the need for hospital admissions amongst residents despite their complex health care needs and high levels of dependency.
This film presents the Wandsworth Community Ward initiative, and explores how it helps keep older people out of hospital through contributions from team members, strategic managers and service users and carers.
This guide aims to identify the issues that most commonly lead to safeguarding referrals from care homes.
This guidance aims to support NHS and local authority commissioners of care homes to ensure that safeguarding is central to the commissioning process and a primary concern for residential and nursing care home providers.
A film that describes the different interventions that can help to prevent social isolation and promote well-being for older people.
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