Reablement

Examples of Practice

Older people becoming dependent on Care at Home services and losing their independence after a change in circumstances, e.g. hospital admission or period of illness.

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Carer Pathway Liaison

Examples of Practice

Avoiding unnecessary admissions to hospital and reducing delayed discharge through supporting carers in their caring role

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Assessment of quality of care pathway and outcome for older patients

Examples of Practice

The project is targeting older people recently discharged from hospital to obtain feedback on their experiences of hospital care, discharge planning and accessing community support services.  In addition it has looked at the experiences of older people currently in receipt of home care and community services.  The research has focussed on quality of care, patient satisfaction and whether the service needs of older people and their carers are being met.

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New Horizons

Examples of Practice

The issues addressed are: build social networks and opportunities for participation; suitable and varied housing and housing support; timely adaptations including housing adaptations; co-production; and reablement & rehabilitation. The New Horizons project for older people aims to reduce isolation, improve mental health and wellbeing, and maintain independence within the home

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Medicines Management – Polypharmacy

Examples of Practice

The aim was to support clinicians in making person centred decisions, to assess and balance the risks associated with Polypharmacy in the elderly. This evidenced improvements in terms of reduced numbers of repeat medications, high levels of staff and patient satisfaction and increased efficiency within the prescribing budgets.

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