The following updates were given in April 2023:
- Rapid collation of care home staff training needs completed, with a care home workforce development plan for 2023/24.
- GP Directory of Service for Care Homes updated and available on press portal.
- Transition from RESTORE2 pilot to the RESTORE2 mini full city offer, with training being delivered in partnership with Yorkshire Ambulance Service and St Luke’s ECHO from April 2023.
- Dysphagia links training being delivered to upskill care home staff to share knowledge regarding dysphasia within their care home as a ‘link’ worker.
- Speech and Language Therapy and dietetics zoom education weekly drop-in sessions for care homes established.
- Nutrition and hydration training has commenced with care home staff.
- Models of assessment collated from care homes. React to falls training package shared with managers in working group and agreed as best practice, recommended as a training tool for induction of staff going forwards.
Multidisciplinary Team Development
- Collating MDT best practice examples, and an agreement to undertake tests of change regarding care home MDTs with Sevenhills Primary Care Network from April 2023.
- Pathway enabled to enable direct referrals to Integrated Care Team Therapy from care home staff, decreasing GP demand and making local connections, providing more job satisfaction.
- Working group with 7 care home managers established with a focus on falls to review the assessment of falls on admission, pathway for the immediately fallen person, onward referrals for health support and how to maintain activity in client’s daily life. The group will also consider the wider remit of delivering the EHiCH framework.
- Secured funding to test the roll out of iStumble in 17 care homes. iStumble is an app that helps care home staff perform a health assessment and check for injury following a fall.
- Secured funding for a pilot of ‘Raizer chairs’ within 17 care homes. Raizer chairs are a piece of equipment that supports the workforce to get individuals up off the floor when they are unable to get up themselves.
- Secured funding for one use of ‘Rita’. Rita is a tablet based technology that engages care home residents by offering activities and entertainment that is relatable to the older generation, distracting them from hazards and providing mental stimulation.