People living in nursing and residential care homes are vulnerable to the effects of poor quality care. They rely on staff to assist them with the activities of daily living, to help them manage long term conditions and to support them in leading fulfilling lives. Care home staff need to be caring, compassionate and educated. Government now state that at least 50 of care assistants working in care homes must have a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in health and social care at level two or above. This third edition of NVQs in Nursing and Residential Care Homes is fully updated and tailored to the new NVQ syllabus. It is written specifically for care assistants working in care homes who are studying for NVQ level two in health and social care and also provides a solid foundation for higher levels. Care assistants working with the older person in home care, intermediate care and hospital settings will also find this book helpful. It contains accessible and practical information to enable care assistants to provide sensitive, high quality care to the older person.
The author, Linda Nazarko, has worked with older people for 25 years. She is a nurse consultant and visiting research fellow and university lecturer. She was awarded a fellowship by the Royal College of Nursing in 2001 and an OBE in 2006 for her work.
Chapter 1: HSC21 - Communication, relationships and record keeping. Chapter 2: HSC22 - Health and Safety. Chapter 3: HSC23 - Develop your knowledge and practice. Chapter 4: HSC24 - Ensure your own actions support the care, protection and well-being of individuals. Chapter 5: HSC25 - Care Planning. Chapter 6: HSC10 - Support individuals to access and participate in recreational activities. Chapter 7: HSC213 & HSC214 - Provide food and drink for individuals & Help individuals to eat and drink. Chapter 8: HSC215 - Help individuals to keep mobile. Chapter 9: HSC217 - Undertake agreed pressure area care. Chapter 10: HSC218 - Support individuals with their personal care needs. Chapter 11: HSC219 - Support individuals to manage continence. Chapter 12: HSC223 - Contribute to moving and handling individual. Chapter 13: HSC234 - Ensure you own action support the equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities of individuals. Chapter 14: HSC235 - Enable individuals to negotiate specific environments