New resource to enhance management of Care Home Residents in Acute and Emergency Care Settings

British Geriatrics Society, Dr Jenni Burton is a clinical lecturer and specialist registrar in geriatric medicine in Glasgow. Due to high levels of complex co-morbidity, frailty and dementia, care home residents can be difficult to assess, particularly when they are acutely unwell and in unfamiliar surroundings. The noisy, busy environments in acute receiving units andContinue reading “New resource to enhance management of Care Home Residents in Acute and Emergency Care Settings”

Managing Care Home Closures

INTRODUCTION Care homes are people’s homes and people have the right to live there as long as they want. Unfortunately, this may not always be possible due to circumstances affecting the running of the care home, such as:  force majeure – an emergency situation such as infection control, flooding or fire market exit by theContinue reading “Managing Care Home Closures”