West Dunbartonshire CHCP recognised that the RCOP agenda offered both opportunities and risks to providers of care. In developing a cohort of managers involved in My Home Life we are attempting to support our Managers to embrace the changes which RCOP will bring and also support them to engage with key decision makers in order that they can help direct the future provision of care in order that it better meets the needs of those receiving care. Whilst promoting the delivery of high quality care.
Enhancing Intermediate care pathways and options of care for individuals who are at risk of requiring a care home placement. Particularly those discharged from hospital including those who become or at risk of becoming delayed discharges.
transfer appropriate people to the HWCRS (e.g. those who meet the agreed criteria)
work with and encourage service users to regain their level of function with regards to mobility, personal care and kitchen tasks resulting in an increase in confidence and independent living for the service user
educate the informal care/family regarding the re-ablement approach to care
encourage socialisation and taking part in mainstream HWC activities
The initiative was supported by the Partnership which wished to reduce levels of delayed discharge from hospital by eliminating or minimising waiting times for telecare installation to support older people living at home with a care package.