The long-term care pathway for older adults provides services for those whose needs cannot be met within their local community and require ongoing hospital-based care.
Our person-centred approach enables us to fully utilise the skills of a team of multidisciplinary professionals and include family and friends to develop an understanding of a person’s unique needs. We place the relationship between the patient and their named-clinicians as being essential to improving the quality and experience of care. We place a high regard on the long-term consistency of that relationship. Many people also have physical health needs that benefit from our care delivery. We offer specialist management of complex cases.
Our assessment of needs and implementation of treatment plans are delivered by a multidisciplinary team, including a Consultant Psychiatrist, qualified nurses with specialist therapeutic skills, skilled and experienced support workers, a Clinical Psychologist and assistant psychologist, an Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Dietitian, GP and Physiotherapist. Advocacy and involvement services also contribute. We have access to more specialist services such as Tissue Viability Nurses and Macmillan nurses.
Our service offers support to family and friends through our Friends, Family and Carers’ Forum.
Through the process of formulation and life story work we aim to understand a person in more depth using information based on: