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The need for single registration care homes 2: divisions and problems

22 July 1998

Nursing Standard

Care of older people

The current system of continuing care is based on false distinctions which force arbitrary divisions - for example, between health care and social care, and between...

The need for single registration care homes 1: current provision

15 July 1998

Nursing Standard

Care of older people

Successive governments have committed themselves to care in the community, with emphasis on people staying in their own homes for as long as possible.

Bedtime rituals of nursing home residents: a study

05 February 1997

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article explores the bedtime rituals espoused by a sample of elderly residents in a nursing home and the extent to which care assistants meet individual needs....

Older people and nursing: the contemporary agenda

07 February 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The NHS Plan outlines the government’s proposals for funding long-term care. Pauline Ford presents the RCN’s response: although some aspects of the plan are...

Introducing the liverpool care pathway into nursing homes

01 October 2006

Nursing Older People

Gerontological care and practice

Around half a million older people aged 65 or over live in care homes across the UK and substantial numbers end their lives in these care settings. The Liverpool...

Student experiences in nursing homes: a placement policy gap?

01 November 2000

Nursing Older People


When, under the auspices of community care philosophy, the continuing care of older people was transferred from hospital-based units to nursing homes the intention...

Without prejudice: results and realisation of a training needs audit in nursing homes

01 May 2006

Nursing Older People


An analysis of training needs among registered nurses and carers in nursing homes will be used to form education action plans that will foster a learning culture...

Care for dying people in nursing homes

01 April 2001

Nursing Older People


Nurses who are confident in their own skills but who know where to draw upon specialist help can provide enormous support for nursing home residents coming to the...

Quality assurancein a nursing home

27 September 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical elderly care

From time to time professional misconduct issuesin the nursing home sector hit the headlines withreports on verbal or physical abuse of residents (1). Problem areas...

Nutritional product use and practice in nursing and residential homes

04 September 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To review the use of nutritional products in nursing and residential homes in the Northern Health and Social Services Board (NHSSB) area of Northern Ireland....