The Care Standards Act 2000 is designed to bring about fundamental changes in the management of residential care homes for older people, with the creation of the National Care Standards Commission and the Care Standards Tribunal. This handbook provides care home managers and related social work professionals with guidance and practical instruction in understanding the procedures and regulations involved.
The author provides a clear summary of the relevant legislation, including detailed analysis of the Care Standards Act, and its associated Regulations, the National Minimum Standards and an outline of the impact of the Human Rights Act in residential care settings. Jeremy Cooper presents comprehensive information for care home managers on the action that will be necessary to comply with the legal requirements of running a residential home, such as how to register a home, assess a resident's needs, construct individual care plans, meet safety standards and train and assess staff.
With information on possible penalties and pitfalls and advice on the financial aspects of running care homes, this is an indispensable and user-friendly guide for all those managing and working in residential care homes for older people.
Table Of Contents:
Introduction. 1. The new regulatory framework. 2. What are the specific duties of the National Care Standards Commission? 3. The care homes regulations 4.The national minimum standards. 5. What is the role of local authorities in the provision of residential accommodation? 6. The provision of nursing care 7. The impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on the provision of residential care. 8. Complaints procedures, rights of appeal and the Care Homes tribunal. 9. Staff employment and training. Appendices. Glossary of key terms