Mental healthcare for people : not for profit
These services offer specialist care to older adults who require hospital based treatment for mental health problems eg psychosis, depression, bipolar affective disorder or dementia. This includes people who are detained under the Mental Health Act or who require intensive levels of assessment, monitoring and treatment that is not possible in other settings. The service is needs led not age led.
The multidisciplinary team is experienced in managing high risk challenging behaviours in a dignified manner and uses a person centred holistic approach. Most people are aged 50 years and over, although people with older adult needs who are under 50 years old (eg dementia) will be considered. The services offer three care pathways:
After receiving a referral the clinical team will choose the best pathway and unit to meet the needs of the individual and there may be a transfer from one unit to another as the person's abilities change.
Our Care Team
In addition to a full range of ancillary services our Specialist Older Adult Services have a dedicated full-time multidisciplinary team consisting of:
In addition to this, we have support from a Music Therapist, a Drama Therapist and a Dietitian. An independent advocacy service and Resident Quaker support us in looking after the rights and spiritual needs of the people we care for. A local GP practice visits weekly and also provides an emergency service.