People living in care homes have the right to the same level of health care and support as those living in their own home. Many people living in care homes have significant and complex health and social care needs that require additional support beyond that delivered by care home staff.
The NHS Long Term Plan made a commitment to address health inequalities to improve support for people living and working care homes. Enhanced Health in Care Homes promotes multidisciplinary working and considers some of the wider issues of health such as nutrition, hydration, and falls. It is designed to enable organisations to work together to deliver seamless care supporting better outcomes. This model of care moves away from the traditional reactive model towards proactive care centred around the needs of the individual, their families and care home staff.
We can only achieve this by working collaboratively across health, social care, mental health, care homes and voluntary services. Working in this way will enable us to support delivery of co-ordinated enhanced wraparound care, reablement and rehabilitation for people living in care homes. By using resources effectively, we can deliver better support and care for people in their home enabling them to remain safe, well and maintain their independence for longer.
To support delivery the Sheffield Ageing Well Programme has created a dedicated project team to support implementation of the framework. The team are working with health and social care professionals across the city to improve support and care for people living in
Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered care homes.
Through our work we aim to:
We are currently working to support:
Through our work we hope to support:
To view information on the three workstreams in the Enhanced Health in Care Homes programme or view progress updates for the programme click the buttons below.