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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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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See and Treat

Examples of Practice

Falls are the most common call received by the Scottish Ambulance Service in Aberdeen, with a mid-morning peak.   The purpose of this project was to maximise the number of Older People who can be supported to remain at home, following a fall.  This is intended to significantly reduce the number of unnecessary hospital admissions for older people.

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Reablement and developing the Community Equipment Service

Examples of Practice

This project ensures the continued provision of the Reablement pilot (phase 1) and strengthening of the integrated Community Equipment Service to ensure  responsive and integrated delivery of timely interventions whilst developing phase 2 of Reablement in partnership with Care at Home Services in the Western Isles.

It seeks to maximise existing resources, reducing unnecessary dependency, giving practical support to people to live safely, confidently and independently with some short term, intensive, practical support from a dedicated, well trained team.

  • Reablement is services for people with poor physical or mental health to help them accommodate their illness by learning or re-learning the skills necessary for daily living.
  • Reablement seeks to support people, maximise independence and reduce the whole life cost of care
  • Timely provision of equipment to support to reduce the risk of falls, enhance independence and support reablement programmes.

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