Proposal to stop using categories at registration
At present categories such as old age, dementia, mental infirmity and learning disability are applied. From April 2013 CSSIW intend describing care homes as either:
- Care homes providing personal care, or;
- Care homes providing nursing care.
The intention will be to gradually remove such conditions for existing registered services over three years from April 2013.
The opportunity to feedback on the proposals ran from 2 November 2012 to 1 February 2013.
More information about what this means for people using or choosing services, people providing services and those commissioning services is outlined in the documents below.