Planned Preventive Maintenance in Care Homes (England) Policy

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Residents and staff of this care home have a right to live and work in premises that are always kept in a safe, well-maintained and comfortable condition. The quality of the physical environment is a key factor in its provision of a high-quality, safe and effective service.

Infection Outbreak Management in Care Homes (England) Policy

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

This home believes that infection control is a critical element in the running and management of any residential care facility as serious infections can easily be spread if inadequate controls are in place. The home is acutely aware that infectious diseases can spread easily among residents in a care home — particularly in the winter — with the commonest outbreaks being flu, gastroenteritis, diarrhoea and vomiting.

Infection Control and Cleanliness in Care Homes (England) Policy

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Infection control is the name given to a wide range of policies, procedures and techniques intended to prevent the spread of infectious diseases among staff, service users and communities. All of the staff working in the home are at risk of infection or of spreading infection, especially if their role brings them into contact with blood or bodily fluids such as urine, faeces, vomit or sputum. Such substances may well contain pathogens which can be spread if staff do not take adequate precautions.

Staff Development, Training and Qualifications (Scotland) Policy

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

This policy sets out the values, principles and procedures underpinning this care service’s approach to staff training and qualifications in line with the requirements of the national health and care standards, My Support, My Life, in which people using a care service can expect to have confidence in the people providing their care and support “because they are trained, competent and skilled, reflect on their practice and follow their professional and organisational codes” (Standard 3.14).

End-of-life Care (Care Homes) (England) Policy

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

This home is committed to providing high-quality and compassionate care and support for service users and their relatives, carers and loved ones during the end stage of their life. The home will treat everyone with the utmost respect, compassion and dignity, supporting them where possible to make advance decisions relating to their care and treatment, and respecting their preferences. It will comply with all standards and regulations for high-quality end-of-life care as described below.

Health Promotion in Care Homes (England) Policy

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

This home recognises that it should always encourage its service users to take responsibility for their own state of health and wellbeing. All of its residents should have access to health promotion resources both in and out the home so that they can have the fullest information about health on which to base their lifestyle choices.