Care home liaison
The care home liaison service works with local care homes, both nursing and residential, on a 24 hour basis to support older people with mental health problems.
Our consultant psychiatrist also offers dedicated clinic time within identified care homes to provide treatment for residents who have difficulty travelling.
We also have an intensive carer who provides support for people experiencing an acute mental health crisis.
We have established strong relationships with care homes in a local area and work closely with the Trust’s older people’s community mental health teams in Castleford and Ossett. Through the support of our team, the care home and other Trust services we are able to offer an alternative to hospital admission.
Why would someone choose the service
Through our support we are able to ensure that wherever possible an individual is able to remain in their home and does not have to be admitted to hospital.
Staff you may meet
- Nursing assistant