Intermediate care can deliver better outcomes for people and reduce the pressures on hospitals and the care system. Yet its potential has not been fully realised. Evidence offers some clear learning points that can guide the growth of intermediate care.
Hospital admission resources and services
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A quick guide for registered managers of care homes and home care.
Who knows best? Older people's contribution to understanding and preventing avoidable hospital admissions
Part of Prevention and wellbeing
This video is based up the findings of a new study conducted by the University of Birmingham’s Health Services Management Centre and the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. Working with 104 older people and 40 local professionals, the research looked at how the older people were admitted to hospital, whether they felt this was the best place for them and what alternatives might have been explored.
This film presents the Wandsworth Community Ward initiative, and explores how it helps keep older people out of hospital through contributions from team members, strategic managers and service users and carers.
This film looks at the realities behind the headlines about older people and their use of hospital beds, and considers what steps could be taken to help avoid unnecessary admissions.
This film explores the steps that care homes can take to reduce the need for hospital admissions amongst residents despite their complex health care needs and high levels of dependency.
Part of Mental Capacity Act (MCA)
This guide aims to support the work of local authority and NHS staff who may need to instruct and work with IMCAs in relation to accommodation decisions and care reviews.
This guide is intended to provide pointers for commissioners and providers of advocacy services to ensure that African and Caribbean men have access to appropriate high quality mental health advocacy
This knowledge review looks at the significant gap in high quality and effective mental health advocacy in African and Caribbean men. Drawing on individual accounts the research raises questions about the services, advice and support services currently being provided and what is actually needed by this over-represented group in the mental health sector
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