RAPID RESPONSE TEAMS TO HELP ELDERLY

RAPID RESPONSE TEAMS TO HELP ELDERLY

RAPID RESPONSE TEAMS TO HELP ELDERLY

As a direct result of the success of the Hilton Nursing Home to Decide care model we are already working with local authorities and the NHS to develop our rapid response teams further through a ‘Stay at Home to Decide’ service.

The company’s tried and tasted models of care works hand-in-hand with some of the UK’s NHS Trusts and local councils to relieve the pressures on hospitals and healthcare professionals by working on swift discharges back into the patient’s home.

Supporting vulnerable individuals before they enter the hospital system takes onboard the old saying; prevention is always better than the cure, and Hilton are only too aware of the debilitating affects a lengthy hospital stay can have on an individual, especially an elderly individual.

“Positive intervention is something we would always recommend. We are very active in positive intervention through our Assess to Discharge, Home to Decide and Stay at Home to Decide services. These services support people who have spent unnecessary days or weeks in an acute hospital and as a result have become ‘de-conditioned’ and are leaving hospital with a loss of confidence in their ability to recover well if at all.

“Let’s say for the sake of an example you have an elderly neighbor who has fallen in their home. Unless there has been a critical injury, such as a broken bone, that individual probably doesn’t need a hospital visit. Rather a visit from a community based organisation such as ours to intervene, be on hand, and care to recovery before that person is lost in a system that’s already under for too much pressure.”

Hilton Nursing knows from experience working with fragile older people and dementia patients that they respond much better to healthcare support and treatment in their own homes.

Working within a multi disciplinary team with other healthcare professionals, Hilton support people to remain at home whilst being treated by their GP, and district nurses, recovery is always much quicker and much more positive.