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Posted by Beatrice Jackson, Jun 5 2016 8:49AM

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Working in care homes

Hello everyone

I am working independently in a couple of natural therapy clinics but am looking to find a regular shift doing e.g. hand massages in a care home (because it would mean a regular portion of income as well as being less strenuous on my back).

Does anybody have any experience of this or know about any related regulations?

Any advice welcome.

Thanks very much

Beatrice
Rosemary Pharo
Jun 5 2016 10:30AM
Hi Beatrice
I have been giving treatments in a dementia home for three years.
Obviously you will need your DBS if you do not have it already (can do via CThA if not).
Care homes are regulated by the Care Quality Commission.
The home's care system should have a record of your visits and notes - or reports with outcomes - to meet CQC guidelines.
You would be working with vulnerable adults and therefore it is important to show that there is a good reason for them to receive the treatments (interaction, improving quality of life, improving health etc).

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