Portsmouth Dementia Reablement Service


Short Title Ports Dementia Reablement Service
Category Post Diagnosis
Organisation Solent Mind
Contact Name Hannah Horne
Contact Email hhorne@solentmind.org.uk
Web Link http://goo.gl/BBy1KH
Sector Hospital/Acute Care Community
Region Hampshire
Postcode SO171XN
Active Yes

Reablement project established to test variety of service provisions to reduce admission to emergency and acute care at QAH, Portsmouth. 3 practitioners to support individuals during admission referred as soon as possible (ED, MAU). Provide practical support in hospital for people with dementia, and assistance with care planning. Support for 3-4 weeks post discharge to ensure continuity of care. Variety of interventions described.

Outcome

Reduction in LOS (Max: 91 to 35 days; average 42 to 14 days) and readmission (30 days: 8 to 4%; 90 days 5 to 0%). Significant proportion of people return to own homes (61%). Improvement on Wellbeing scores; increase in “This is Me” care planning document completion. 


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