Education & CPD

Assessment and Care Planning in Residential Care Settings for Older People


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  •   Date: Thursday, 12 November 2020
  •   Registration: Thursday, 12 November 2020 09:45
  •   Start: Thursday, 12 November 2020 10:00
  •   End: Thursday, 12 November 2020 16:00
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


This programme provides nurses caring for older persons with the most up-to-date information regarding policy and standards.  It will focus on the need for comprehensive assessment, including risk assessment and care planning for older people in residential care settings. Participants will be provided with practical tips on how to prepare for and carry out a comprehensive assessment of a new resident in a nursing home, enabling them to develop a person-centred care plan. The programme will outline the appropriate steps for writing a person-centred care plan, how to conduct a review of an individual’s care plan, and how to update it in accordance with changing needs.
  • Thursday, 12 November 2020

  • 09:45
  • 10:00
    Conducting a Seven-day Comprehensive Assessment Pre-admission Assessment, Role of the Nurse and the Health Care Assistant in the Comprehensive Assessment
  • 11:15
    Tea / Coffee
  • 11:30
    Writing Person-centred Care Plans Identifying Review Schedules for Interventions Communicating the Assessment and Care Plan Through Effective Handover
  • 13:00
  • 13:30
    Keeping the Care Plan Updated in Accordance with the Resident’s Changing Needs What is written in the Care Plan? Conducting the Review
  • 15:45
    Questions and Evaluation
  • 16:00
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
Reading List

For access to any of the references below, please contact the library. e:, t: 01 6640614

  1. Dunne, A., (2008) Malnutrition and the older adult: care planning and management, British Journal of Nursing, pp.1269 – 1273.

  2. Rollin, H., (2001) Practical care: how to improve your care plans, Nursing and Residential Care, pp. 541 – 543.

  3. Nazarko , L, (2007) Care planning and documentation, Nursing and Residential Care, pp. 333 – 336.

  4. Health Promotion Research Unit National University of Ireland Galway, (2012) Caring about Care Planning – A Survey of assessment and care planning tools, processes and perspective from residential settings for older people in the Republic of Ireland .

  5. Health Information and Quality Authority, (2009) National quality standards for residential care settings for older people in Ireland ,Dublin.

  6. Holdich, P., (2009) Patient-centred care planning, Practice Nursing, pp.18-23..

  7. Cardwell, P., Corkin, D., McCartan, R., McCulloch, A., and Mullan, C., (2011) Is care planning still relevant in the 21st century?, British Journal of Nursing, pp. 1378-1382..

  8. An Bord Altranais, (2009) Professional guidance for nurses working with older people ,Dublin.

  9. An Bord Altranais, (2002) Recording Clinical Practice Guidance to Nurses and Midwives,Dublin.

  10. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, (2013) Falls: assessment and prevention of falls in older people, NICE Clinical guidelines CG 161 ,London.

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