The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a new quality standard “Home Care For Older People: Quality Standard (QS123)”, which covers recommended minimum standards for home care. It clarifies how social care providers can help older people to maintain independence for as long as possible. This quality standard is likely to support much-needed improvements across many outcomes, including social care and health-related quality of life.
Full reference: Home Care For Older People: NICE Quality Standard 123. June 22nd 2016.
There is an accompanying NICE Care Pathway: