Craegmoor – contract shows benefits of intermediate care

Posted on January 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Craegmoor Healthcare¹s South Park nursing home in Lincoln has won a contract to provide an intermediate care bed service specifcally for patients over the age of 65 who, in addition to their physical problems, have mental health needs. The contract, with Lincoln Health Trust, is one of the first in the region. Craegmoor Healthcare believes South Park is a very clear example of the benefits of intermediate care. The company¹s intermediate care project manager Carol Preston said the elderly patients to be cared for will have been treated in hospital and still need specialist nursing care and treatment, but not necessarily in a hospital. “Their psychological state of mind hinders their recovery and ability to care for themselves, which would normally prolong discharge and block beds needed by other elderly patients,” Ms Preston said. “The whole experience for an elderly person being placed on a busy hospital ward, away from their home and routine can lead to Å’ward-based confusion¹. In some cases the underlyi

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