Providing Good Care at Night for Older People

Night staff special issue: My Home Life Quality of sleep and rest is hugely important for residents. Supporting residents to sleep can have a positive impact upon their wellbeing during the day. Individualised night care plans: Use night time care plans to assess and communicate the needs of each resident. Include regular updates on painContinue reading “Providing Good Care at Night for Older People”

Supporting older people in care homes at night

Diana Kerr, Heather Wilkinson and Colm Cunningham  29th Apr 2008   Although night-time care forms a significant part of care home provision, little research has focused on this. Night staff are a vulnerable group, receiving less training, supervision and support than day staff, but with high levels of responsibility. This report examines the perspectives ofContinue reading “Supporting older people in care homes at night”