Care home liaison team
The care home liaison team provides assessment and intervention for older people over 65 years of age (or under 65 if they have an existing diagnosis of dementia) with mental health needs who live in a care home.
The team also helps care home staff to provide the appropriate care for older people with mental health needs by offering specialist advice and support.
The team supports appropriate admissions to mental health wards and placement of individuals in care homes, and assesses whether people would benefit from support to live independently.
Why would someone choose the service
- Care home audits undertaken every three years indicate overall satisfaction with the team’s input.
- The team receives regular compliments and expressions of gratitude from families of service users who have been satisfied with the care their loved one has received.
- The service has a team of people with many different roles to offer effective support to service users e.g medical staff, occupational therapist, dietician.
Staff you may meet
- Occupational therapist
- Support worker