Hospital Discharge Liaison – Mrs W’s Story

Examples of Practice

A concerned neighbour contacted Services about Mrs W, aged 90 living in Eastwood Area. A visit was conducted, identifying Mrs W as being in an extremely fragile state, physically and cognitively.  Her house was found to be dirty and difficult to access due to clutter in rooms and passageways.  Kitchen flooring was a trip hazard; oven, microwave and washing machine were dirty and broken.  She presented as delusional and unable to convey appropriate self determination as to her presenting circumstances.  Her GP was called with regards to an emergency health assessment.  It was determined that she was at such a high level of risk that she was detained in Hospital.  Mrs W spent 16 weeks in Hospital.  Made good health progress, and was supported through good discharge planning to return home at the earliest appropriate time.

Mrs W was identified as having complex issues regarding her capacity.  Supporting her to return safely and within Hospital Discharge guidelines to her own home in community from Hospital was considered to be complex.

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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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Dementia Specific Carer Support

Examples of Practice

To meet the support needs of carers throughout the changing stages of the dementia condition by providing more intensive ongoing support on a longer term basis.

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Supporting Older People into Caring

Examples of Practice

By supporting carers early in their caring role the project provides an anticipatory and preventative approach to maintaining carers’ health and well-being and ability to care.

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