Care for older people represents the largest area of adult nursing in the UK
Falls - Guidance and resources for nursing professionals on the prevention, treatment and management of falls in older people
Frailty - Get advice and resources on identifying frailty in older patients and choosing the right interventions to help manage their condition
Supporting healthy ageing - This page looks at how nurses and health care assistants can support physical, mental and sexual activity in later life
Mental health in later life - Information on how mental health in older people and how nurses can work with older people experiencing mental health issues
Looking after our mental health is important whatever our age, but for many older people talking about mental health and accessing support can be more difficult. Age UK will be launching a campaign in the new year to raise awareness of the difficulties some older people face, and below Charlotte Lynch, Policy Manager at Age UK, discusses how nurses can be well placed to support older people with their mental health.
Healthcare professionals and nurses are ideally positioned to be making a difference. Age UK has identified key steps for nurses to take:
The Care Home Journey is specifically designed to support nursing care in older peoples care homes. It is the first time the RCN has provided bespoke web pages for nurses working in this area of the independent sector and the content has been reviewed by current experts.
View the resource.