residential care -setting

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  • Residential
    • refers to long term care of children & adults
    • usually service users require 24 hour care & assistance
    • this care cannot be provided in their homes
    • usually specialist units providing care for specific client groups
      • people with mental health problems, people with learning difficulties & frail older people who can't look after themselves
    • help people with daily everyday need assistance
    • usually two types of care homes
      • residential care homes
        • provide personal care
        • like washing, dressing & taking medication
      • nursing homes
        • provide personal care but 24 hour nursing also
        • a qualified nurse will carry out planning, supervising, monitoring of healthcare tasks

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