R Lisk, K Yeong, A Nasim, B Mandal, R Nari, Z Dhakam presented their research at the Autumn conference of the British Geriatrics Society. Reblogged from the British Geriatrics Society blog
Residents of Care Homes with Nursing tend to be frail, have multiple diagnoses and high levels of dependency. This results in complex care needs. Many experience multiple admissions to hospital, often with long lengths of stay.
This initiative was aimed at reducing the number of emergency admissions to our Trust from local Care Homes with Nursing, by working in partnership with staff in the homes and local GPs. The aim was to help provide more bespoke care for this vulnerable patient group, keeping them out of hospital whenever it was possible and appropriate to do so. The project was also part of a Trust-wide response to the new emergency admission cap introduced through the National Operating Framework 2010/11. Continue reading