Care Plans – who are they for?

Helen Sanderson talks to Forum Trustee, John Kennedy about: Paperwork 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? In 2014 the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published a report on excessive paperwork. The most depressing finding wasContinue reading “Care Plans – who are they for?”

Is excessive paperwork in care homes undermining care for older people?

Joy Warmington, Asif Afridi and William Foreman  28th Feb 2014 Are older people in care homes missing out on quality time with staff because workers are preoccupied with paperwork? Care homes have to regularly complete more than 100 separate items of paperwork, often duplicating the same information, this study found. Researchers visited care homes andContinue reading “Is excessive paperwork in care homes undermining care for older people?”