This care home aims to ensure that its grounds and gardens are kept in a well-maintained condition at all times so that they are safe, attractive and fit for use. This policy is written in line with Regulations 43 and 44 of the Regulated Services (Service Providers and Responsible Individuals) (Wales) Regulations 2017.
Increasing numbers of people are expressing a wish to die in their home, which might be their own home or a care home, instead of in a hospital so that they can have their friends and family with them.
This home thinks that its service users should have the right to develop an advance care plan if they wish which sets out the care they want to receive if their physical and mental health declines to the point where they lose mental capacity.
This policy applies to all situations in which basic life support including resuscitation may be indicated or needed in the context of care service delivery. It describes the responsibilities of staff present at the time and the limits to those responsibilities. Its purpose is to identify the policy and procedures on the resuscitation of service users requiring emergency care following sudden collapse or illness. It can be referred to by all care providers.
This policy describes the arrangements in this home for the testing of staff and service users for the Covid-19 virus as part of its infection prevention and control measures during the coronavirus pandemic. The policy should be read in combination with the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Management for Care Homes Policy, which sets out the approach of this care service to its management of the coronavirus outbreak and of service users who have become ill with Covid-19.