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Care Homes

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: 10/11/2020

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Key Resources

Royal College of Nursing (2018) The transition of older people from their own residence to a care home. London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2018) The transition of older people from their own residence to a care home. London: RCN.
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.
Queens Nursing Institute (2020) The work of community nurses: care home nurses. London: QNI.
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.
Social Care Institute for Excellence (2019) Person-centred care for older people in care homes. London: SCIE.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2014) Managing medicines in care homes: social care guideline SC1. London: NICE.  
  • NICE guidance is officially England only.
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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.
  • Please check that guidance is applicable for your country.
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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.
Older People’s Commissioner for Wales (2016) Adult protection and safeguarding. Cardiff: OPCW.
  • Please check that guidance is applicable for your country.
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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.

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 (2015) Developing excellent care for people living with dementia in care homes, London: Jessica Kingsley. Baker C (2015) Developing excellent care for people living with dementia in care homes. London: Jessica Kingsley.
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.
Tay S (2013) Complementary therapies for older people in care, London: Jessica Kingsley. Tay S (2013) Complementary therapies for older people in care. London: Jessica Kingsley..

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