Home care visits ‘must last at least 30 minutes’
By Nick Triggle
23 September 2015
From the section Health
Carers should spend at least 30 minutes on home visits to older people in England as part of a new gold standard for services, new guidance says.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance follows reports of carers making visits of 15 minutes and less.
NICE recommends a package of measures, which also includes ensuring people’s carers are not changed too frequently.
But it acknowledged extra money would be needed to fund the measures.
Earlier this week, 20 organisations, including charities, care providers and the NHS, published a joint submission to the Treasury ahead of the government’s Spending Review in November to urge ministers to protect social care as is being done for the NHS.
Source:: BBC UK