New series in Caring Times

Posted on October 21st, by geoff in Caring Times. No Comments

‘It ain’t necessarily so’

Care homes are full of “standard practice” that isn’t necessarily good practice.

In a new series, John Burton questions some of the assumptions we make and some of the requirements we take for granted. Must there be a staff room and staff toilets? And what about uniforms and name badges? Does there have to be a menu, and if not why not? Does everyone have to have a care plan?

We want to hear from readers, whether you are defending standard practices or supporting doing something different. We want to hear from you especially if you’ve tried something different.

Our first target has a lock and four wheels, contains pills and potions, and sometimes takes the most senior person on duty two hours to push around the home! What do you think about the drugs trolley? What are the alternatives?

  • Share your ideas and experience with us – contact John Burton at before the end of November.

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