Reablement and Crisis Care

Examples of Practice

The re ablement and crisis care service has re-focused its activity to intervene earlier and promote the independence of older people. The new service design has delivered the following improvements

  • 24/7 response to any crisis
  • Fast Track provision of technology and equipment
  • Single point of contact for responding to falls
  • Falls prevention programme
  • Respite for Carers
  • Intensive Re-ablement Programme, building personal resilience
  • Improved alignment of social and health care staff, making better use of resources

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Telecare in Care Homes, Lothian

Examples of Practice

To reduce the level of emergency admission to hospital from Care Homes by utilising appropriate telecare equipment to reduce the number of falls in residents.

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Developing Risk Prediction to Support Preventative and Anticipatory Care in Scotland – Enhancing SPARRA (Version 3)

Examples of Practice

Information Services Division (ISD) was keen to further develop the Scottish Patients at Risk of Readmission and Admission (SPARRA) tool to identify patients who may benefit from a more anticipatory approach to their care; planning for events or exacerbations to reduce the risk of emergency hospital admission.

SPARRA is a tool which predicts a patient’s risk of emergency admission; a patient with a SPARRA score of 50% has a one in two chance of being admitted to hospital in the following year.

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Managing the Fallen Uninjured Person

Examples of Practice

The negotiation of each organisation’s contribution to making the pathway work. Developing a pathway that is easy to access and offers the fallen person timely assistance. Promoting and embedding the pathway across all organisations.

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