Social care facilities management benchmarking (SCfmB): individual accommodation for residential care home for the elderly (RCHfE) in Malaysia and United Kingdom

Hamdan, Hamimatulakmam and Sulaiman, Noralfishah (2013) Social care facilities management benchmarking (SCfmB): individual accommodation for residential care home for the elderly (RCHfE) in Malaysia and United Kingdom. In: 1st FPTP Postgraduate Seminar 2013, 23 December 2013, Fakulti Pengurusan Teknologi dan Perniagaan, UTHM .

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Abstract

Care Home for the Elderly (CHfE) provides accommodation, meals, personal care and, in some cases, nursing care for elderly or disabled people or people who cannot manage themselves at home because of poor health condition. Meanwhile, service users are the elderly who live and being provided with residential care services or nursing care and they are accommodated by a care home service provider either by public or private. In the United Kingdom, National Minimum Standards for Care Homes (CHNMS) are a set of standards which all care homes must meet in order to operate and be registered as a care home. In this particular CHNMS, there is a section exclusively defines Individual Accommodation (IA) requirements for the elderly service users living at the CHfE across the UK. It cannot be denied that IA designed in CHfE should be able to function as a space that can accommodate the elderly to live independently as convenient as a home like living atmosphere. In CHNMS, there are four standards should be complied with by registered CHfE service providers in the UK known as Standard 22: Adaptations and Equipment; Standard 23: Space Requirements; Standard 24: Furniture and Fittings and Standard 25: Heating and Lighting. Therefore, this research is trying to benchmark IA provided at the Residential Care Home for the Elderly (RCHfE) in Malaysia with the RCHfE provided in the United Kingdom. In order to achieve this objective three (3) Rumah Seri Kenangan are chosen as a case study research. Visual Method is chosen as one of the case study methods for this study.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:care homes for the elderly; benchmarking; individual accommodation,; elderly
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions:Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Property Management
ID Code:5813
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:26 Aug 2014 08:52
Last Modified:26 Aug 2014 08:52

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