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Welfare Reform on the Web (March 2003): Social Care - UK - Community Care

CONTROVERSY OVER HOME CARE MEDICATION AID

Anon

Registered Homes and Services, vol. 7, 2002, p.121

A controversy is developing among home care agencies concerning the extent to which domiciliary care workers should be expected to become involved in the day-to-day management of health care tasks relating to their clients, particularly support in medicine taking.

DOMICILIARY CARE: NATIONAL MINIMUM STANDARDS

Department of Health

London: 2003

Sets out national minimum standards for domiciliary care agencies including local authority provision and NHS trusts. They form the criteria by which the National Care Standards Commission will decide whether the agency provides personal care to the required standard. They include standards for personal care, protection of both clients and workers, staff recruitment, training and supervision, and business organisation.

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