Royal College of Nursing: The transition of older people from their own residence to a Care Home

The transition from a person‘s own home to a care home is often emotional for both the individual as well as their family and friends. Registered nurses working in the community are an excellent resource to draw upon and can help make the transition as smooth as possible. Nurses working in the community, general practice, intermediate care or in a specialist nursing role, and who are involved in caring for the individual, can all make a positive contribution towards this transition. The below resource can assist with this transition.

» The transition of older people from their own residence to a Care Home

The Care Home Journey – Online Resource

The Royal College of Nursing has created an interactive online resource allowing you to follow a resident’s care home journey through from pre-admission to end of life or to simply access individual sections to meet your learning needs and seek clinical inspiration.
Each section demonstrates the role of nursing staff when supporting the resident, their families and nursing colleagues at a particular stage of the journey – with the resident’s needs being the priority.

The resource provides real-life scenarios and case studies signposting to high quality, evidence-based resources to answer the clinical questions that frequently affect those caring for older people.

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