This fact sheet from the Alzheimer’s Society highlights the importance of carers looking after their own health and well-being to help them cope, and shows where support is available.
Click here to view the PDF.
GP services for older people a guide for care home managers from SCIE.
The health and wellbeing of older people in care homes depends on them accessing GP services in a timely way. Effective joint working between GP and care home management, the involvement of residents and their relatives and the engagement of care staff are factors that can affect the outcome and lead to quality improvements.
This guide is primarily written for managers and senior staff of care homes but it has also been written with GPs in mind, as well as members of clinical commissioning groups and joint health and wellbeing boards.
More information: http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/guides/guide52
This communicating with people with a learning disability guide from Mencap is designed to provide a brief introduction to communication, and the problems faced by someone with a learning disability. It also contains tips on how you can be a better communicator, and how you can help someone with a learning disability to get their […]
The Care Certificate Workbook from Skills for Care is a free downloadable resource aimed at supporting the training process and helping employers and their new health and social care workers to cover parts of the Care Certificate. The Care Certificate Workbook has been produced following the piloting of the Care Certificate, which indicated employers would […]
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published guidance on sensible risk assessment in care settings. The guidance covers a range of areas such as moving and handling and falls. Click here to view this guidance.
The CQC (Care Quality Commission) has produced guidance on using CCTV in Care Homes. It sets out some of the key points that you need to consider when using hidden or visible surveillance. The guide covers consent, safety, informing people and provides sources of support for you. Click here to download the PDF.
Many of us will be guilty of assuming that dementia is simply something all older people suffer from. Some of us will think that dementia means the end of a happy life and that nothing can be done to help those with it. Well, as you’ve probably guessed, these thoughts are simply not true.