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Two-thirds of care home staff would back use of CCTV, suggests survey

29-Oct-2014

A survey of care home staff has found the majority would support the use of controversial surveillance cameras to help stamp out abuse and bad practice.

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Care home regulators should assess staff pay levels, says charity

29-Oct-2014

Pay and working conditions in care homes should be assessed as part of an extended remit of regulators in the sector, according to a critical report by a charity that looks at the “crisis” in UK care homes for older people.

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'Aim of documentation should be to assist with patient care'

'Aim of documentation should be to assist with patient care' Subscription Required

22-Aug-2014

Recently I spent three days attending my trust’s mandatory and statutory training on topics covering a range of issues from manual handling and basic life support, to Datix reporting.

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Using the arts to reduce isolation in dementia

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10-Oct-2014

People with dementia can often feel isolated and disconnected from the world. Access to the arts can give them a sense of inclusion and help staff to connect with them

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Research indicates that there are eight main factors that promote dignity in care. Each of these contributes to a person’s sense of self respect, and they should all be present in care.

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