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Residential Care and Older People


Centre for Policy on Ageing

Type: Report
Region: Northern Ireland

CPA first published standards guidance for care homes in 1984 with Home Life which was adopted by government as official guidance for the inspection of care homes under the Registered Homes Act 1984. In 1996, reflecting the major changes that had taken place in all aspects of continuing care for older people, CPA published a revised code of practice. This code, A Better Home Life: a code of good practice for residential and nursing home care, provides clear guidance on aspects of care and management, underpinned throughout by the recognition of the right of older people to be treated as individuals, and to be treated with dignity and respect.



Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

Centre for Policy on Ageing. (2008) Residential Care and Older People [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 16th June 2019].


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