Homecare Overnight Service

Examples of Practice

The complexity of people with care needs has increased over recent years.  The service means that people with high level needs can be supported at home with care delivered overnight.  Previously this was only possible in a residential or hospital setting.  Prior to the investment from the Change Fund there were two Overnight teams.  The investment from the Change Fund allowed another three teams to be established.  This has allowed people to move home from hospital, or remain at home, whereas previously a move away from home would be the only feasible outcome for meeting their needs.  In some cases the requirement for care overnight was the only stumbling block to meaning someone could be cared for in their own home.

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Future of Care at Home Career

Examples of Practice

Provide a workforce capable of meeting the demands of increased anticipatory care activity within homes or homely settings by addressing the key priorities of the workforce development agenda.  These priorities are:

  • Career Pathways and training
  • Workforce integration
  • Asset and infrastructure development
  • Service planning

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Supporting Your Independence

Examples of Practice

Mrs B required support to undertake daily living tasks whilst her fracture healed.  She had limited movement in her arm and had difficulty dressing and preparing meals.  There was no requirement for physiotherapy support but an Occupational Therapist identified a need to assist with dressing, washing, meal preparation and undressing.  The occupational Therapist assessed Mrs B as requiring home care support and appropriate equipment.

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Reablement

Examples of Practice

The vision for Reablement Services across Glasgow was to:

  • Have an approach that changes the culture of homecare from ‘task and time’ to better outcomes.
  • To ‘do with’ service users rather than to ‘do to’ or ‘do for’.
  • Maximise service users long-term independence and quality of life.
  • Appropriately minimise ongoing support required and thereby, minimise the whole life-cost of care, targeting a 30% reduction.
  • Have service users making the most of their lives.

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