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
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.
The facility was established to pilot a model that would:
prevent unnecessary permanent admission to residential care
prevent unnecessary admission to hospital.
facilitate discharge from hospital and contribute to managing delays in discharge from acute or community hospitals.
deliver support to ensure a safe and full re-integration into the Service Users home and local community.
assist Service Users’ in setting and achieving their planned goals, placing the emphasis on the Service Users needs. Goals will be set with the service users and reviewed weekly or as required throughout their stay
support Service Users to regain and maintain daily living skills.
support carers in their role during a person’s stay in the unit and after the assessment period is complete.
respond quickly and flexibly to the changing needs of the Service Users to support their return home.