Men’s Sheds

Examples of Practice

The Health Community Collaborative team have undertaken extensive community engagement activities across Perth and Kinross but have experienced difficulties in engaging with men, especially retired older men in our communities that have time and minimal interests to keep them busy and active.  The development of Men’s Sheds can be seen as an Early Intervention Strategy.

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Telecare

Examples of Practice

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.

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Early Intervention of Nutritional Care for Older Peoples Services

Examples of Practice

Malnutrition can either be a cause or a consequence of disease. It can lead to worse health and clinical outcomes in all social and NHS care settings.  Malnutrition affects:

  • More than 1/3 people recently admitted to care homes.
  • 1/3 adults on admission to hospital.
  • 1/10 people attending their GP.

In most cases, malnutrition is a treatable condition that can be initially managed by first line dietary advice (food first) and oral nutritional supplements.

 

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