Lincolnshire Specific Care Home Resources

Resources for Care Homes in Lincolnshire.

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A proactive approach to Palliative and End of Life Care for all Diagnoses
8th January 2016 | Source: Lawrence Pike and City Graphics

This guide is a tool for health and social care professionals to support patients at different stages on their journey. 2nd Edition 08/01/16

SPICT-4ALL – A tool for everyone to identify those in need of supportive or palliative care
21st June 2017

People whose health is declining from one or more health problems often miss out on well planned care and support because they are not identified and offered the right help soon enough. SPICT-4ALL aims to make it easier for everyone to recognise and talk about signs that a person’s overall health may be declining so that those people and their carers get better coordinated care and support whether they are at home, living in a care home or in hospital. Health Professionals see the original SPICT on this website.

ReSPECT Letter to Lincolnshire Clinicians
12th July 2018

A letter explaining Lincolnshire decision to adopt ReSPECT as a replacement for the current DNACPR form in 2019

Top Tips for Care Homes
21st February 2018 | Source: Care Homes in Lincolnshire and St Barnabas Hospice

How to get the most out of a conversation with a health professional. This has been produced by Care Homes in Lincolnshire after conversations with St Barnabas Hospice.

10 top tips on death certification/procedures of an expected death (England only)
6th July 2016 | Source: Macmillan

10 tips for GPs on certifying death and the procedures thereafter from Macmillan. A very useful reference.

Recognising and preventing delirium. A quick guide for care home managers
22nd May 2018 | Source: NICE and SCIE

Delirium is a sudden change in a person’s mental state. It is a serious condition that is sometimes mistaken for dementia or, more rarely, depression. Unlike dementia, delirium develops quickly and is usually temporary.

SPICT-4ALL Evaluation form (online)
22nd May 2018 | Source: SPICT

Please help us to improve and develop this tool. The form is very easy to complete and your help is greatly appreciated

The role of Ambulance Trusts in respecting people’s end-of-life wishes
30th September 2018 | Source: Compassion in Dying

Compassion in Dying put in a freedom of information request to Ambulance Trusts across the UK and publishes the results in this document. It highlights the lack of information available to Paramedics about patient wishes at end of life in some areas of the UK.

Abbey Pain Scale
22nd January 2019 | Source: NHS Wales

This is helpful in assessing pain, especially where there are communication problems or dementia

Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment ADRT
19th February 2019

An ADRT can be written on anything. However here is a specimen form that can also be useful.

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