CEL 32: 2013 Guidance on Choosing a Care Home on Discharge From Hospital

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This document provides updated guidance for staff involved in the discharge of patients who are clinically fit for discharge, and, after all other options have been explored, are assessed as requiring long term care in a care home. The guidance should be embedded in a local admission, transfer and discharge protocol.

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‘Reshaping Care for Older People – A Look into the Rear View Mirror’

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This discussion paper presents a retrospective analysis of trends on a selection of national measures which have relevance to Re-shaping Care for Older People in Scotland. It also weaves in additional analyses of the data in a way which takes account of the demographic shifts which have occurred during the past decade. The paper and […]

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Advanced Nurse Practitioners – East Renfrewshire

Examples of Practice

Traditionally older adults with a long term condition who had or are having frequent uncomplicated exacerbations would be highly likely to be admitted to hospital care. This is due to the fact that other than GPs there is no other professional that has traditionally been able to offer advanced assessment in the community.

Under the new approach, the ANPs would identify individuals who would benefit from an anticipatory intervention and develop a personalised ACP through advanced nursing assessment to support them to be remain at home for as long as possible.

 

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