Keep up the momentum, urges CPA

Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

In presenting a set of proposed national required standards for residential and nursing homes to Health Minister John Hutton, the Centre for Policy on Ageing (CPA) described the proposals as “a positive step forward in improving the quality of life for older people in care homes” and called for an early start to the period of open consultation promised by the Minister. The proposed standards are the outcome of work commissioned jointly by the Department of Health and the Welsh Office and will also be submitted to the Secretary of State for Wales Alun Michael. While the report has not yet been officially released, the CPA said proposed standards included: #Homes should make full details available to all prospective residents, before moving in, about what facilities, services and activities the home offers. #All homes should have a complaints procedure. #Homes should ensure that care plans are drawn up for all residents and adhered to by care staff. #All residents should have the choice of a single room. #More

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