Mental Health and Care Homes

Mental Health and Care Homes

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The care home sector is large, with over 400 000 residents in the UK and a similar number employed within the homes. Care home residents are often very old, and many have multiple physical and mental health needs, meaning that their care poses particular challenges. This book offers a coherent and evidence-based text exploring these issues.New, revised national guidance Prioritising Need in the Context of Putting People First (Department of Health, 2010a) was introduced in February 2010 ... The exception is in circumstances where the accommodation is provided as part of the after-care package ofservices under Section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (Age Concern, 2010). ... With respect to income, local authority calculations will assume that income available from social security benefits such as the State Pension, anbsp;...

Title:Mental Health and Care Homes
Author:Tom Dening, Alisoun Milne
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2011-05-26


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