By Paul Ridout
Care Standards: A Practical Guide is a popular and detailed guide to the UK's various regulatory requirements placed upon residential care in registered homes. This second edition has been significantly rewritten to reflect important changes in the law, including the enactment of the UK's Health and Social Care Act 2008, which established the Care Quality Commission and the new system affecting the Care Standards Tribunal. The book provides care home owners, those advising them, and all involved in the care standards regime with a thoroughly comprehensive handbook. The book examines: care homes and their regulation * participants in the operation of a registered care home * establishments, agencies, and services * applications for registration * carrying on a care establishment or agency * employment and recruitment * the physical environment * health and safety * service and accommodation contracts for care homes * inspection of registered establishments and agencies * regulation and regulatory action * the UK's Care Standards Tribunal * funding care homes * the purchase, sale, and funding of care homes * financing.
Publication Date: 3/31/2010