Observations are made in order to monitor any trends or changes in a care home resident or patient’s health or social wellbeing. It is important to use as many senses as possible when observing a person, including sight, hearing, smell and touch to obtain as full a picture as possible. Access a residents mobility etc
The following list defines three levels of observation generally recognised in the care sector:
Level 1: Regular observations with twice-daily interventions.
Level 2: Increased observations and more frequent care rounds, with interventions lasting 15 to 90 minutes.
Level 3: Intensified observations with the individual kept in sight at all times and increased monitoring and recording.