Specialists: Care in shared accommodation for the elderly sometimes lta

In small-scale communal housing for (demented) older people leave the care arranged to be desired. That concludes Verenso, the association for specialists in geriatrics, following an internal investigation.

The staff does not always have enough knowledge, there are no guidelines and protocols, and sometimes equipment is not available, such as a bed that extra layer can be set to prevent falls.

In the small communes is also not always clear for which patients are intended. Therefore, sometimes patients admitted or in need of care than the habitat can provide. In private living areas come bottlenecks more frequently than in the communes that from a larger organization are set up.

Verenso recommend future patients to be well informed about what care a small group can offer and whether that meets the need. Specialists in geriatrics, for such a habitat to go to work, must have good agreements with the directors and with the general practitioners.


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