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News update Chronic Medication he National Care Standards also poor. Examples of poor disease TCommission has raised practice included giving the concerns about the management of wrong medication, poor recording drugs in care homes. In a review of of medicines received, medicines ase management sites are to nearly 16,700 care homes, 44% of stored insecurely or at the wrong Cbe established in each of the homes for older people met the temperature and inappropriate 28 English Strategic Health medication standard, with one per handling of medicines by Authorities for 2004-2005. These cent exceeding this minimum untrained staff. will be concerned with the care of requirement. Nursing care homes Homes owned by doctors did no people with long-term chronic did significantly better than those better than other types of homes. diseases such as asthma and offering personal care. Overall, care homes run by the diabetes. The sites will aim to Homes with the worst medication voluntary and not-for-profit sector maintain health and promote well- scores tended to be those in which did better than those owned being; detect early changes in the management of the home was privately or by local authorities. condition and prevent unnecessary admissions, and facilitate safe, early discharge http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Working with Older People Emerald Publishing

News update

Working with Older People , Volume 8 (2): 2 – Jun 1, 2004

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1366-3666
DOI
10.1108/13663666200400022
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Abstract

Chronic Medication he National Care Standards also poor. Examples of poor disease TCommission has raised practice included giving the concerns about the management of wrong medication, poor recording drugs in care homes. In a review of of medicines received, medicines ase management sites are to nearly 16,700 care homes, 44% of stored insecurely or at the wrong Cbe established in each of the homes for older people met the temperature and inappropriate 28 English Strategic Health medication standard, with one per handling of medicines by Authorities for 2004-2005. These cent exceeding this minimum untrained staff. will be concerned with the care of requirement. Nursing care homes Homes owned by doctors did no people with long-term chronic did significantly better than those better than other types of homes. diseases such as asthma and offering personal care. Overall, care homes run by the diabetes. The sites will aim to Homes with the worst medication voluntary and not-for-profit sector maintain health and promote well- scores tended to be those in which did better than those owned being; detect early changes in the management of the home was privately or by local authorities. condition and prevent unnecessary admissions, and facilitate safe, early discharge

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Working with Older PeopleEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2004

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