The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have updated their assessment framework.

As of November 2017 the Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOE) are changing for adult social care services.

Read up on the changes here.


One of the changes falling under the Effective questions is:

‘How is a person’s pain assessed and managed, particularly for people who have difficulty communicating?’

AutumnCare has a comprehensive suite of assessments as well as management plans for those residents who are experiencing pain.

It can be more difficult for carers and nurses to assess pain in residents who have dementia or who cannot communicate their needs. 


Assessing Pain with AutumnCare

The PAINAD (Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia) tool is just one of our pain assessments that can be useful for these residents. 


We also consider how pain may affect a resident’s appetites, sleep, emotions and behavior as part of our assessment plan.


Read More Nursing Notes by Claire Bailey.

KLOE with Claire