Persistent challenges to providing quality care. An RCN report on the views and experiences of frontline nursing staff in care homes in England – March 2012

Posted on March 16, 2012. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: |

Persistent challenges to providing quality care. An RCN report on the views and experiences of frontline nursing staff in care homes in England – March 2012

“The inconsistent quality of care in care homes has been an area that, over the years, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has repeatedly identified and called for urgent action on. In 2004 and 2010, the RCN carried out surveys of its members who  work in care homes and published the reports Impact of low fees for care homes in the UK (Royal College of Nursing, 2004) and Care homes under pressure (Royal College of Nursing, 2010). What was striking about both reports’ findings was their  similarity, despite having been conducted six years apart. Findings included: rising dependency and care needs of residents, inappropriate admissions and lack of equipment, inadequate staffing levels and inappropriate skill mix to meet nursing and care needs.

The ten key challenges identified are:”
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