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Use this guide to find information resources about care homes, nursing homes and residential care for older people including books, reports and journal articles.

Last updated: 28/06/2021

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Key Resources

Older people in care homes: sex, sexuality and intimate relationships Royal College of Nursing (2018) Older people in care homes: sex, sexuality and intimate relationships. London: RCN.
Royal College of Nursing (2019) Moving and handling. London: RCN.
RCN: Care home journey online resource
  • This comprehensive resource supports nursing care in older peoples care homes. It follows a resident's journey from pre admission to end of life. The role of nursing staff in supporting the resident and their family is explored.
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Royal College of Nursing Scotland (2019) Registered nurses in care homes: meeting clinical need. London: RCN.
Royal College of Nursing (2017) The landscape for bed-based intermediate care in Scotland, Edinburgh, RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2017) The landscape for bed-based intermediate care in Scotland. Edinburgh: RCN.
Royal College of Nursing (2016) The contribution of registered nurses in Scotland’s care home teams, Edinburgh, RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2016) The contribution of registered nurses in Scotland’s care home teams. Edinburgh, RCN.

Declercq A, de Stampa M, Geffen L. et al. (2020) Why, in almost all countries, was residential care for older people so badly affected by COVID-19? (OSE working paper series, opinion paper no 23). Brussels: Observatoire Social European.

Department of Health and University of Leeds (2016) Administration of medicines in care homes (with nursing) for older people by care assistants. Evidence-based guidance for care home providers. London: DH.
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Dunn P, Allen L, Humphries R and Alderwick H (2020) Adult social care and COVID-19: assessing the policy response in England so far (briefing July 2020). London: The Health Foundation.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2014) Managing medicines in care homes: social care guideline SC1. London: NICE.  
National Institute for Health Research School for Social Care Research (2020) Exploring the role of volunteers in care settings for older people. London: NIHR.
National Institute for Health Research School for Social Care Research (2020) Isolation and loneliness in people with sight loss in care homes. London: NIHR.
National Institute for Health Research (2017) Advancing care: research with care homes. London: NIHR.
  • This NIHR report looks at 3 themes relating to care of older people in care homes: living well, ageing well and dying well.
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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (2013) A good life in old age: monitoring and improving quality in long-term care. Paris: OECD.
Older People’s Commissioner for Wales (2016) Adult protection and safeguarding. Cardiff: OPCW.
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Oung C, Schlepper L and Curry N (2020) What does the provider market look like across the four countries? London: Nuffield Trust.
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Queens Nursing Institute (2021) Standards of education and practice for nurses new to care home nursing. London: QNI. 
Queens Nursing Institute (2020) The experience of care home staff during Covid-19. London: QNI. 
Queens Nursing Institute (2020) The work of community nurses: care home nurses. London: QNI.
Queens Nursing Institute (2018) Transition to care home nursing. London, QNI.
Social Care Institute for Excellence (2019) Person-centred care for older people in care homes. London: SCIE.
Social Care Institute for Excellence and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2020) Promoting positive mental wellbeing for older people: a quick guide for registered managers of care homes. London: NICE/SCIE. 
Welsh NHS Confederation (2020) Engaging with the arts to improve health and wellbeing in social care settings. Cardiff: Welsh NHS Confederation.

Books

Bowman C, Mulley G, Boyd M and Stowe S (2014) The care home handbook, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell. Bowman C, Mulley G, Boyd M and Stowe S (2015) The care home handbook. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.
Book cover Armstrong P and Armstrong H (2019) The privatization of care: the case of nursing homes. London: Routledge.
Baker C (2017) Visiting the memory cafĂ© and other dementia care activities: evidence-based interventions for care homes, London: Jessica Kingsley. Baker C (2017) Visiting the memory café and other dementia care activities: evidence-based interventions for care homes. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Book cover Carmody S, Forster S and Hayes N (2017) Nursing older people: a guide to practice in care homes. London: Routledge.
Eliopoulos C (2018) Essentials for the long-term care nurse: a guide for nurses in nursing homes and assisted living settings. New York: Springer.
Eliopoulos C (2015) Fast facts for the long-term care nurse: what nursing home and assisted living nurses need to know in nutshell, New York: Springer. Eliopoulos C (2015) Fast facts for the long-term care nurse: what nursing home and assisted living nurses need to know in nutshell. New York: Springer.
McCormack B (2017) Person centred practice in nursing and health care: theory and practice (2nd edition), Wiley Blackwell. McCormack B (2017) Person centred practice in nursing and health care: theory and practice. 2nd edn. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley Blackwell.
Ruszala S (2015) Moving and handling in the community and residential care. Towcester: National Back Exchange.
Schussler S (2017) Dementia in nursing homes, Springer International Publishing. Schussler S (2017) Dementia in nursing homes. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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