By | 2018-09-09
Essentials For Safe Home Care

With the current NHS crisis and increasing lack of consistent, reliable care within such care settings, has many people worried; especially those who require dementia care. This is understandable, as also many new cases have arisen where those who are in care aren’t being treated humanely. Keeping this in mind, for nurses and those working in the home care industry, reviews of their practice in safety have been a hot topic in recent times. Again, there’s every reason why to believe this is necessary, particularly as a new research report has suggested. The report that was released has shown safety in home care has little attention, when compared to hospitals and other care homes. This is a cause for concern, as hospitals rely on being able to discharge patients on the basis of knowing they’re going to a safe home. Additionally, the report outlines a need and call to action for improving safety through only the best methods in domiciliary care settings. So, what are the rest of these tips/methods the report advises? Outlined in the report, for those who may receive dementia care or who live in a home care setting, self determination are vital aspects for achieving safety. Moreover, respect is due for those at home, as dignity is a must to maintain. So, for care workers it’s important to remember that although people with physical disabilities are provided with care at home, doesn’t mean they’re necessarily ill. In short, the report advises support workers discontinue medicalising home settings. For organisations who provide domiciliary care services, they also need to consider safety culture a high priority. This goes hand-in-hand with sheer determination and commitment, to not only provide prevention strategies, but sustain them too. Such safety measures are not just for the care receiver but for the care giver too. Similarly, to sustain a high standard of health and safety at home, constant research must be carried out for continuous learning. If better measures were in place, for helping various healthcare organisations understand what works best for domiciliary care, it would provide efficient and effective practices for those in care. A way better learning can be achieved is by compiling a solid system, whereby the collection of example data is carried out. This way the data can be shared with only the best interests of the person in dementia care, with the hope of finding the best solutions, although the Data Protection Act needs to be followed here. The way healthcare services are coordinated also account for poorer solutions. So, a suggested method of helping improve this within nursing, therapy, social worker and carer jobs is by maximising the resources available in the community. As well as this, the way policies are structured will require improvement, as it will boost its delivery service. At the moment, the current policies cause fragmentation, as the models ask for a paid fee for certain services. Therefore, a lot of essential supervision needs aren’t met, meaning poorer quality of care. Until the above measures are reviewed, and are on course to be met, there may be continuous trouble with a lot of services within healthcare. However, it’s important to remember that not all services are as bad as others.