Care Homes for Older People: National Minimum Standards – Care Homes Regulations
- Department of Health
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
'Care Homes for Older People: National Minimum Standards – Care Homes Regulations' form the basis on which the new National Care Standards Commission will determine whether such care homes meet the needs, and secure the welfare and social inclusion, of the people who live there.
The National Minimum Standards set out in this publication apply to all care homes providing accommodation and nursing or personal care for older people. The standards apply to homes for which registration as care homes is required. The standards do not apply to independent hospitals, hospices, clinics or establishments registered to take patients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (ISBN 0105420832, available below).
These standards focus on achievable outcomes for service users, the impact on the individual of the facilities and services of the home. The standards are grouped under the following key topics, which highlight aspects of individuals' lives identified as most important to service users:
choice of home;
health and personal care;
daily life and social activities;
complaints and protection;
management and administration.
While broad in scope, these standards acknowledge the unique and complex needs of individuals and the additional specific knowledge, skills, and facilities needed in order for a care home to deliver an individually tailored and comprehensive service.
This publication supersedes 'Care Homes for Older People: National Minimum Standards – Care Home Regulations' (ISBN 0113225792).
|01 Apr 2003
|Out of Print: but may be available to order
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