Make every moment count

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Scotland’s care regulator has launched a new initiative to enhance the quality of life of older people receiving care services across Scotland, including those in Angus.

The Care Inspectorate has worked with a team of experts to develop the ‘Make Every Moment Count’ resource, which contains easy to read and simple guidance for everyone supporting older people in a care home or at home.

The guide highlights how making the most of every moment can make a real difference to a person’s quality of life in simple but very meaningful ways.

By providing key messages on how to better understand an individual’s needs, values and lifestyle, the guide will help people working in care services to deliver an enhanced experience for Scotland’s older people.

The Care Inspectorate developed the resource in partnership with The Scottish Government, NHS Scotland, Alzeimer Scotland, the care sector, Scottish Care, the College of Occupational Therapists and The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Scotland.

Make Every Moment Count will be rolled out across all 1718 care services for older people in Scotland, with the potential to provide advice for the 44,400 people working in care services as well as those supporting an older person in a personal capacity.

Make Every Moment Count gives five key messages aimed at supporting everyone to value the life of a person in care:-

Get to know me.

It’s not just what you do... it’s how you make me feel.

Know what I can do and support me to do it.

Help me feel comfortable, safe and secure in my surroundings.

Remember little things all add up.

For more information about the ‘Make Every Moment Count’ initiative and to view the resource online go to www.careinspectorate.com

The Care Inspectorate is dedicated to regulating, inspecting and supporting improvement of care, social work and child protection services for the benefit of the people who use them.