Enhanced Hospital Discharge

Examples of Practice

The early identification of carers in order to provide information and support before the caring role begins to have a negative impact on the health and wellbeing of the carer.

The aim was to identify carers at the point of hospital discharge, and to provide information and support to the carers of older people in Falkirk at this vital time at the start of their caring journey or when their caring role was changing.

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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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Reablement and Crisis Care

Examples of Practice

The re ablement and crisis care service has re-focused its activity to intervene earlier and promote the independence of older people. The new service design has delivered the following improvements

  • 24/7 response to any crisis
  • Fast Track provision of technology and equipment
  • Single point of contact for responding to falls
  • Falls prevention programme
  • Respite for Carers
  • Intensive Re-ablement Programme, building personal resilience
  • Improved alignment of social and health care staff, making better use of resources

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