Publication - Consultation paper

Adult care homes - strengthening Health and Social Care Standards: consultation

This consultation seeks your views on the Scottish Government’s proposals for strengthening the Health and Social Care Standards to enable people living in adult care homes to maintain family and friendship connections to support their health and wellbeing.

Adult care homes - strengthening Health and Social Care Standards: consultation
The Consultation Questions

The Consultation Questions

We would be grateful for views in response to the following questions.

Question 1 – Do you agree with the overall aim that people living in adult care homes have the right to see and spend time with those who are important to them in order to support their health and wellbeing?

Yes

No

I don’t know

Please say why/explain your answer

Question 2 - Do you think that a new Health and Social Care Standard (or Standards) should be developed or should the existing Standards be strengthened?

A new Standard is required

The existing Standards could be strengthened

We need to do both

We don’t need to do either

I don’t know

Please say why/explain your answer

Question 3 - If you think the existing Standards should be strengthened, please provide suggestions here.

Question 4- If you think a new Standard (or Standards) is required, what do you think of the following options:

a) If I am an adult living in a care home, I can nominate a named visitor (and substitutes) who I am able to see and spend time with to support my health and wellbeing which meets my needs and preferences.

b) If I am an adult living in a care home, I can nominate a named visitor (and substitutes) who I am able to see and spend time with at any time to support my health and wellbeing which meets my needs and preferences.

c) If I am an adult living in a care home and visiting restrictions are needed to prevent infection, my named visitor (and substitutes) are supported by the service to continue to see and spend time with me, as long as it is safe .

d) If I am an adult living in a care home and visiting restrictions are needed to prevent infection, my named visitor (and substitutes) are supported by the service to be fully involved in supporting my health and wellbeing at any time.

Please rank preference

a

b

c

d

I don’t know

I don’t like any of them

Please say why/explain your answer

Question 5 - If you have an alternative suggestion for a new standard, please provide it here:

Question 6 - Should the proposals apply only to people who live in an adult care home (residential and nursing) registered with the Care Inspectorate?

Yes

No

I don’t know

Please say why/explain your answer

Question 7 - What do you see as the main benefits, challenges and risks of a proposal to update the Health and Social Care Standards to support people living in adult care homes have the right to see and spend time with those who are important to them?

Question 8 - Please provide any further comments on the proposals.


Contact

Email: ALconsultation@gov.scot