Care Plans – who are they for?

Helen Sanderson has started to talk to John Kennedy about policies, procedures and paperwork in #carehomes. They ask:

  • Care Plans – what are they for?
  • Who are they for? Staff or inspectors?
  • Are Care Plans evidence-based practice?
  • Do Care Plans get in the way of care?

They conclude:

Perhaps the time has come for a wholesale re-evaluation; a
reinvention of what the ‘system’ requires of care workers. One where
there is evidence behind the bureaucracy and one where the true
‘opportunity cost’ of the systems demands are factored into the ask.

Paperwork is required, it is essential but it needs to be effective.
Where paper demonstrably supports good care and isn’t  in competition
for care workers time, energy and empathy. What do you think?

Read Helen’s personal blog in full here

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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