Care at Home Pharmacy Team

Examples of Practice

The increased number of older people living at home with one or more long term condition means there is increased risk of errors with medication. This has been identified as a risk for emergency admission to hospital. These older people are not a group who would routinely receive a review.   Post Hospital Discharge a ‘transition’ time for many older people was originally targeted with the service now being available for all Care at Home clients.

Additional support to vulnerable older people to manage their medications can avoid emergency admission to hospital.

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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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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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Referrals to Dietetic Service From Care Homes

Examples of Practice

To continue to provide safe, effective person centred care by standardising and improving the quality and appropriateness of referrals for care home residents received into the Department.

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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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