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Provision and perceived quality of mental health services for older care home residents in England: A national survey. / Stewart, Karen; Hargreaves, Claire; Jasper, Rowan; Challis, David; Tucker, Susan; Wilberforce, Mark.

In: International journal of geriatric psychiatry, Vol. 33, 2018, p. 364-370.

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title = "Provision and perceived quality of mental health services for older care home residents in England: A national survey",
abstract = "ObjectiveThis study examined the nature, extent and perceived quality of the support provided by community mental health teams for older people (CMHTsOP) to care home residents.MethodsA postal survey was sent to all CMHTsOP in England. Information was collected about teams’ staffing and their involvement in case finding, assessment, medication reviews, care planning and training as well as team managers’ rating of the perceived quality of the service they provided for care home residents. Data were analysed using chi-square tests of association and ordinal regression.ResultsResponses were received from 225 (54{\%}) CMHTsOP. Only 18 per cent of these teams contained staff with allocated time for care home work. Services for care home residents varied considerably between teams. Two-fifths of teams provided formal training to care home staff. Team managers were more likely to perceive the quality of their service to care homes as good if they had a systematic process in place for reviewing antipsychotic drugs or routine mental health reviews, including contact with a GP.ConclusionThe findings suggested that more evidence is needed on the best approach for supporting care home residents with mental health needs. Areas to consider are the potential benefits of training to care home staff and regular mental health reviews, utilising links between GPs and CMHTsOP.",
keywords = "Care homes, older people, Mental health, community mental health teams for older people, outreach",
author = "Karen Stewart and Claire Hargreaves and Rowan Jasper and David Challis and Susan Tucker and Mark Wilberforce",
year = "2018",
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journal = "International journal of geriatric psychiatry",
issn = "0885-6230",
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AU - Stewart, Karen

AU - Hargreaves, Claire

AU - Jasper, Rowan

AU - Challis, David

AU - Tucker, Susan

AU - Wilberforce, Mark

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - ObjectiveThis study examined the nature, extent and perceived quality of the support provided by community mental health teams for older people (CMHTsOP) to care home residents.MethodsA postal survey was sent to all CMHTsOP in England. Information was collected about teams’ staffing and their involvement in case finding, assessment, medication reviews, care planning and training as well as team managers’ rating of the perceived quality of the service they provided for care home residents. Data were analysed using chi-square tests of association and ordinal regression.ResultsResponses were received from 225 (54%) CMHTsOP. Only 18 per cent of these teams contained staff with allocated time for care home work. Services for care home residents varied considerably between teams. Two-fifths of teams provided formal training to care home staff. Team managers were more likely to perceive the quality of their service to care homes as good if they had a systematic process in place for reviewing antipsychotic drugs or routine mental health reviews, including contact with a GP.ConclusionThe findings suggested that more evidence is needed on the best approach for supporting care home residents with mental health needs. Areas to consider are the potential benefits of training to care home staff and regular mental health reviews, utilising links between GPs and CMHTsOP.

AB - ObjectiveThis study examined the nature, extent and perceived quality of the support provided by community mental health teams for older people (CMHTsOP) to care home residents.MethodsA postal survey was sent to all CMHTsOP in England. Information was collected about teams’ staffing and their involvement in case finding, assessment, medication reviews, care planning and training as well as team managers’ rating of the perceived quality of the service they provided for care home residents. Data were analysed using chi-square tests of association and ordinal regression.ResultsResponses were received from 225 (54%) CMHTsOP. Only 18 per cent of these teams contained staff with allocated time for care home work. Services for care home residents varied considerably between teams. Two-fifths of teams provided formal training to care home staff. Team managers were more likely to perceive the quality of their service to care homes as good if they had a systematic process in place for reviewing antipsychotic drugs or routine mental health reviews, including contact with a GP.ConclusionThe findings suggested that more evidence is needed on the best approach for supporting care home residents with mental health needs. Areas to consider are the potential benefits of training to care home staff and regular mental health reviews, utilising links between GPs and CMHTsOP.

KW - Care homes

KW - older people

KW - Mental health

KW - community mental health teams for older people

KW - outreach

U2 - 10.1002/gps.4753

DO - 10.1002/gps.4753

M3 - Article

VL - 33

SP - 364

EP - 370

JO - International journal of geriatric psychiatry

JF - International journal of geriatric psychiatry

SN - 0885-6230

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