Analysis

Older people’s care: what is RESTORE2 and why is it important?

Subtle changes in an older person’s presentation can be a precursor to deterioration, so what do nurses and care home staff need to look out for and act on?

Subtle changes in an older person’s presentation can be a precursor to deterioration, so what do nurses and care home staff need to look out for and act on?

  • Cognitive decline may play a part in deterioration and some older people find it hard to articulate symptoms
  • Checklist and escalation tools – NEWS, NEWS2, RESTORE2 and SBARD – can support staff to recognise and act on signs of physical deterioration
  • There is a wider, systemic issue where some care homes face difficulties in escalating concerns about a resident

Recognising deterioration in nursing or care home residents is not always straightforward.

The signs can be subtle at first and

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