Rapid Response and Resettlement Service

Examples of Practice

This service was developed in response to the fact that older people can often be unnecessarily admitted to hospital, due to there being a lack of readily available transport to take them home, and the risk that the 4hr A&E target may be breached for them.  It was recognised that patients may also be more likely to be admitted especially if they have arrived at A&E later in the day, and there is a lack of family/care support to ensure a safe return home.

In addition to this, a service that would support individuals into their own home, ensuring their safety and comfort, was seen to be beneficial both in terms of direct support to the patient, and potentially picking up on issues which might prevent further deterioration or a  potential readmission to hospital.

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Making the Right Call for a Fall

Resource

This resource provides practical guidance and case study examples to help health and social care professionals, planners and managers. It aims to improve the experience and outcomes for older people who present to the Scottish Ambulance Service following a fall or with a flare up of their long term conditions on a background of general […]

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Housing and Dementia

News

Dementia is increasingly becoming a mainstream housing issue in both development and housing management terms. In recognition of this we sponsored the project ‘Improving Housing and Housing Services for People with Dementia’. The housing and dementia project is being delivered by CIH Scotland and the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC). Further resources: http://www.jitscotland.org.uk/resource/improving-housing-design-assist-dementia/ Further downloads: […]

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Housing and Dementia

News

Dementia is increasingly becoming a mainstream housing issue in both development and housing management terms. In recognition of this we are sponsoring the project ‘Improving Housing and Housing Services for People with Dementia’. The housing and dementia project is being delivered by CIH Scotland and the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC).

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Improving the Design of Housing to Assist People With Dementia

Resource

There has always been the need for  more substantial book on design for housing providers and this led to the publication of Improving the design of housing for people with dementia.  It is written to raise awareness, explain why particular design features are needed, and to give basic guidance on the most important ones.  If […]

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