These services offer specialist care for older adults who require hospital based treatment for mental health problems eg dementia, psychosis, depression, bipolar affective disorder. 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. 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.