Care Homes are not the problem: they are the solution | UCLPartners

I’m going to tell you a secret. Care homes are brilliant. Their staff are some of the most hard-working, inspirational people I’ve ever met. But most people don’t know this. I didn’t always know this: here’s the story of how I found out.

“I don’t speak ‘Care Home’” I reflected to a colleague, after visiting a resident approaching the end of life. As a palliative care consultant comfortable with looking after patients in both acute hospitals and their own homes, I still find clinical consultations in care homes bewildering. Where are the notes? How do you find the staff? Does that resident always look so poorly? I often feel overwhelmed, unsure of my clinical decisions or how management plans I suggest will be implemented, and desperate to leave.

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Care Homes are not the problem: they are the solution | UCLPartners

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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