The Transition of older people from their own residence to a care home

The transition from a person ‘s own home to a care home is often emotional
for both the individual
as well as their family
and friends. This publication has been developed
to support nurses
working with people living
in the community and nursing
staff in care homes. The principles aim to underpin a
person-centred transition and provide access to a wide range of useful

These principles have been created
by nursing experts,
with contributions from representatives of resident groups.
They are based on current evidence-based literature and best practice. It is recognised that arrangements necessary to enable people to
move to, and live in, a care home is different in the four UK countries and,
where possible, this has been explained within this guidance. These principles are designed to be used by all nurses who are supporting people through this
period of transition, regardless of role. Nurses are uniquely placed to ensure a smooth transfer of care for the
individual and to ensure the appropriate support for those who have been caring
for the person.

Click here to download
the report.

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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