Outstanding. How Care Homes Can Achieve the Highest CQC Rating

Outstanding. How Care Homes Can Achieve the Highest CQC Rating

The Care Quality Commission is sharing examples across the industry of care homes that demonstrate Outstanding care. It is hoped that this will increase awareness of the ways in which to achieve compliance as well as ongoing improvement and outstanding quality care...
Nutrition & Hydration in Care Homes

Nutrition & Hydration in Care Homes

Malnutrition affects 1 in 3 adults admitted to hospital or care homes, and 25% of elderly people suffer from chronic mild dehydration. With the NRC Show coming up in a few weeks’ time and nutrition being one of the key discussion items in the clinical stream, we...
Identifying and Managing Delirium in Older People

Identifying and Managing Delirium in Older People

Delirium is a serious disturbance in mental abilities that results in confused thinking and reduced awareness of the individual’s environment. It can be difficult to distinguish between delirium and dementia as both conditions exhibit similar signs and...
Continence Promotion in Care Homes

Continence Promotion in Care Homes

Prevalence and Cost of Incontinence Historically it is challenging to obtain accurate statistics around the prevalence of incontinence; due to the stigma associated with the condition, people have tended to suffer in silence due to feelings of embarrassment or shame....
Pain Management in Elderly Care

Pain Management in Elderly Care

A study by Help the Aged in 2008 identified that ”Older people are more likely to experience pain, less likely to complain about it and less likely to comply with medication”. (Schofield and Reid, 2006). Although hard to quantify, research suggests that up...
Managing Falls and Falls Prevention in the Care Home

Managing Falls and Falls Prevention in the Care Home

Identifying the risk factors for falling can help care staff in their assessments and assist them to prevent falls whilst preserving and promoting independence. Risk Factors for Falls Some of the most common risk factors include: – Risk Factors for the older...
Infection Prevention and Control in Care Homes

Infection Prevention and Control in Care Homes

With the NRC Show coming up in a few weeks’ time and infection control being one of the key discussion items in the clinical stream, we thought it was the perfect time to share our tips for infection prevention and control in care homes. Our Clinical Operations...
Catheterisation in Care Homes

Catheterisation in Care Homes

Managing continence is one of the fundamental aspects of providing high quality nursing care. Maintaining a person’s continence needs can improve their quality of life significantly. Many older people in residential care settings need support to manage their...