PERSON CENTRED APPROACH IS ALL ABOUT ADVOCACY

PERSON CENTRED APPROACH IS ALL ABOUT ADVOCACY

PERSON CENTRED APPROACH IS ALL ABOUT ADVOCACY

Imagine a situation where an important life decision was taken away from you. Many of us couldn’t image someone else making a decision about how we live our lives, and certainly not without consultation, but it happens and it is happening every day to our elderly.

When Hilton Nursing Partners launched its revolutionary Home to Decide™ service it was as a direct result of avoiding such helpless situations arising from an acute hospital stay.

For most of us we control any interaction we have with healthcare professionals. But what if you are elderly, are admitted to hospital, and considered high risk?

It starts with an unscheduled hospital stay, perhaps you live alone and you are considered a risk to yourself, or perhaps those you live with are considered to be lacking the capacity to look after you. Assessment for a nursing home placement will be more than likely, thus sealing an individual’s fate.

From there you don’t go home and pack, you go straight into care!

However Hilton Nursing Partners are changing this. Read about how the Home to Decide™ service has been designed to avoid debilitating hospital stays through person centred daily assessment and personal care in Care Talk Magazine.