New guidance for care homes on alcohol management

A new guide has been created for care homes on alcohol management by the University of Bedfordshire in collaboration with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). 

This guide aims to help care staff deliver a high standard of care in relation to alcohol, and is based on the findings of a research study which gathered the views and experiences of care staff, people living in care homes, their families and CQC inspectors. It takes account of legislation, standards for care set out by CQC and codes of conduct for adult social care workers and nurses.  

There is a specific section relating to people with dementia and cognitive impairment on Page 8.  

The guidance for care staff can be found here www.beds.ac.uk/iasr/about/research/smart, plus a link to a guide for care home residents and the general public.