Senga will try to answer as many of your Scottish Social Care questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
How many staff is required for a non-medical care home?
How many staff is required for a non-medical care home ? 18 residents And how is this worked out? Thank you.
There is no definitive number of staff for a set number of residents, in the past there was a sliding scale ratio, however, it was reviewed an decided that the dependency of people influenced the number and skill of staff required to support them. You must use a dependency tool which will inform you of the individuals’ dependency, total it up for all people and that will suggest the minimal number of staff required. Other factors must be taken into consideration as well such as the environment. I would suggest researching the various tools. A popular one is the care home staffing model. I hope that helps you.
*All information is correct at the time of publishing.
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Senga Currie is Head of Care Development (Scotland) at QCS, she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a registered mental nurse and registered general nurse for 38 years, working in various areas within the NHS, community nursing, the field of addictions and the private sector. With 21 years of experience working with care homes, starting as a nursing sister and moving into roles of home manager, regional manager, care services manager and regulation manager.
Senga will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
Please note that Senga cannot offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the Care Inspectorate Scotland.