Pharmacy Input to Carer Service

Examples of Practice

Support carers in the management of medicines to allow patients to have their medicines administered in a safe and informed manner and to allow older patients to remain in their home safely and to reduce unscheduled hospital admissions caused by inappropriate use of medicines

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Housing with Care Reablement Service, Tygetshaugh Court, Dunipace, Falkirk

Examples of Practice

The aim of the HWCRS is to:

  • 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

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South Angus Locality Medicine for the Elderly Model

Examples of Practice

The management of frail Angus patients was reliant on hospital admission and prolonged stay to assess and manage acute or often non-acute de compensation to a frail person’s health.  This resulted in high occupancy rates in community hospitals and adverse outcomes for patients such as hospital acquired infection.

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Pharmacy Hub/IC&ES Service

Examples of Practice

Provide specialist clinical pharmacist resource within the community setting to enhance pharmaceutical care and reduce avoidable hospital admissions due to medicines, and support successful discharge.

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Intermediate Care and Enablement Service

Examples of Practice

East Ayrshire Community Health Partnership have been working collaboratively with Council , Health Board, private and voluntary sectors colleagues over a number of years to reduce admissions and readmissions to hospital,  encourage independence and support older people to remain at home.  At the same time older people are telling us that they wish to stay in their own homes whenever it is safe and practical to do so, to be helped to be more independent; and to have choice and control over how they manage their lives. Intermediate Care and Enablement Services is recognised as a key approach to meet the challenge to re-shape health, care and support services for older people.

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