IIncrease in Nursing Homes and Residential Home

More Of these two levels of care are required.

increase in skilled trained staff, Nurses and allied Health Professionals.

Regular ad hoc Inspection s , where there are problems, strong professional responses are required, and skilled leadership.

All levels of care need to be of high standards, and the basics re adequate food and drinks essential.

Understanding of physical illness, health, fragility , needs led , mental frailties are essential.

Why the contribution is important

Maybe staffing levels need to be higher than they currently have been, demands fluctuate daily, thus imposing of levels of care supplied.

All older people , require a high level of care, they deserve it, after working a life, running a home, raising a family, some may not have family or friends to visit, to help them say if something is wrong or worrying them.

All if us will get old  and get dependant on somebody or other.

To achieve excellence in our care services  at home or elsewhere.

by Fenella on July 02, 2018 at 07:27PM

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  • Posted by RebeccaIOMGov July 03, 2018 at 14:59

    Comment by site moderator:

    Under the Regulation of Care Act 2013 all Adult Care homes are now classified as Adult Care Homes not Nursing or Residential Care Homes. It is the service’s Statement of Purpose which determines their service specific elements (i.e. whether they provide care with nursing or whether they provide care).

    The purposes of Regulation of Care Act 2013 Act are to do the following for social care and non-NHS health care services:

    (a) protect people who need them
    (b) regulate how they are provided
    (c) standardise how they are regulated
    (d) promote transparency

    The Act, along with its associated regulations, has made changes that are intended to support improvement in relation to the quality and safety of care services available and delivered to vulnerable people. The production of minimum care standards is key to achieving this aim. All care services covered under the Act are now required to adhere to the standards that govern their particular service.

    All Care homes have to meet Minimum Care Standards under the Regulation of Care Act 2013:

    The link to these standards is found below:

    https://www.gov.im/[…]/2017-adult-care-homes-standards-v2.pdf

    They broadly cover 7 areas; Admission and Assessment, Daily Living, Daily Support, Environmental and Personal Safety and Comfort, Moving On, Staffing and Management Quality and improvement.

  • Posted by RebeccaIOMGov July 13, 2018 at 10:56

    Note this is DHSC response to comment
  • Posted by JB July 17, 2018 at 10:10

    Some thing needs to done, to make the system fairer for those who pay ridiculous amounts, and those that get it provided for them.
  • Posted by rosaliescott August 02, 2018 at 08:34

    Care costs are ridiculously expensive and not value for money. Every care home, private or government-owned should have to, by law, provide at least one occupational therapist to be there for patients, to talk to them, play games with them, organise activities etc. and provide stimulation which would enhance the residents' lives.
  • Posted by Peanut August 06, 2018 at 11:34

    Care homes on the island provide excellent care and are improving every day as noted in the comment above from the moderator. The introduction of the new act that took away any distinction between residential and nursing homes was a mistake that has resulted in residential homes in particular having to play 'catch up' with staff who have no professional qualifications other than NVQ / QCF. While this training is useful and worthwhile it is not a professional qualification. Such staff are often now expected to function as qualified professionals, which they are not.
  • Posted by manxklookie August 07, 2018 at 11:03

    I don't think anyone would quibble about paying a reasonable amount for reasonable care, but at the moment there are unreasonable amounts for mediocre quality care (and by that I mean just dumped in a chair staring at a tv or left in bed without any interaction) and that is what galls most. There can be 2 people sitting next to each other in a care home getting exactly the same level of care where one is paying £000,s and the other nothing. Maybe there needs to be a Care Home Plan that provides some sort of insurance against needing care in later life that pays a contribution to the care home charges and makes the cost more affordable.
  • Posted by ClareIOMGov August 10, 2018 at 13:05

    Nursing care homes on the island are private and require a family contribution as DHSS allowances do not cover the fees. My mother has no money or property but I pay a £500.00 a month top up fee - and I am almost 70 and my husband almost 80.

    I hope this is looked at in the review and a continuing care allowance introduced to cover people requiring full nursing care. I always thought that my parents would receive free NHS care and I did provide home care for them for 5 years but a Nursing home became the only option due to the degree of the deterioration in their health.

    (Feedback received through offline engagement - Site moderator).
  • Posted by Nicola2IOMGov September 11, 2018 at 19:35

    OAP's living in "free" social care should not be entitled to a state pension.

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