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.
Review the council medication policy to ensure robust processes were in place for carers managing and administering medicines.
Due to shifting the balance of care, more patients with complex health needs are being looked after in the community therefore there is a need for specialist pharmaceutical care input, normally only available in the hospital setting.
How to try and promote awareness and a greater understanding of the 3rd and independent sector to health and council staff.
Promoting the services that third sector and independent sector can and do already provide for older people and how they can prevent avoidable admissions and delayed discharges. Also how to access the organisations and services their, referral systems, costs etc
Older adults are under-represented in Primary Care Mental Health. Potential barriers include the perception that common mental health problems are an inevitable part of growing old, social isolation preventing older people accessing psychological therapy services, older people’s views, behaviours and attitudes may get in the way of them receiving psychological therapy and health professionals may inadvertently prevent older people from accessing psychological therapy.
Whilst many older people enjoy an active and fulfilling life, many may develop physical and psychological problems. In long term physical conditions, psychological factors have an important role in helping or hindering people’s responses to the treatment of such conditions.
Failure to address psychological elements hinders rehabilitation, leads to unnecessarily poorer outcomes and overloads hospitals and health care systems.
Inverclyde CHCP recognised that we had to develop our partnership working with the Care Home Sector in order that they could deliver care in line with the emerging RCOP agenda, supporting change initiatives in areas such as; Anticipatory Care Planning, Dementia Care and End of Life Care.