Focussing on Care Homes.

If you are working in a Care Home on Scotland last week was quite important because the Care Inspectorate has announced that they are changing how they are going to inspect care homes for older people. Their new inspections will reflect the new Health and Social Care Standards and will focus more on outcomes and experiences for people. More details about the new regime for inspections are available from the Quality Framework for Care Homes for Older People which you can finds by clicking HERE

You can also find out what’s changing by watching their short video


Also at the end of last month the RCN launched an online resource to support nursing care in older peoples care homes. This resource allows you to follow a resident’s care home journey through from pre-admission to end of life. Each section demonstrates the role of nursing staff when supporting the resident, their families and nursing colleagues at a particular stage of the resident’s journey. It also provides real life scenarios signposting you to high quality, evidence based resources to answer the clinical questions that frequently affecting those caring for older people. You can check it out by CLICKING HERE



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