Short home care visits ‘plague system


Short home care visits ‘plague system’ は、イギリスの高齢者ケアに関する最近のニュースです。




Unacceptably short 15-minute home care visits to elderly and disabled people are still plaguing the care system in England, a report suggests.
Research by Unison found “distressing” cases of care being compromised after surveying councils and care workers.
Councils are not meant to schedule 15-minute visits for personal care, like help with washing, dressing or eating.
But the union said its findings showed many were still doing just that despite repeated calls for longer visits.
Ministers have been demanding councils which are in charge of care services stop using the so-called “flying visits”.
And guidance issued last year by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence said visits should last at least 30 minutes unless it was for a quick check-up as part of a wider package of care, such as calling in to make sure someone has taken medication.
Unison received responses to a Freedom of Information request from all 152 councils with responsibility for social care, just as the guidance was being introduced and received feedback from 1,100 care staff via an online survey.





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