Waltham Forest invests in intermediate care

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

A new care facility in the London Borough of Waltham Forest has been designed to provide fast access to specialist treatment, helping elderly people who might otherwise have required long-term residential care, live independently in their own homes. Located in Leytonstone, George Mason Lodge is a joint venture between Waltham Forest Council Social Services and Waltham Forest Primary Care Trust. The nine-bed unit opened earlier this month following the success of a similar scheme at Walton House in the north of the borough. The specially designed facility is meant to act as a bridge between hospital and home, and sometimes prevent admission to hospital. Mark Kerns, a therapist at the centre, said the state-of-the-art rehabilitation facilities would help people regain the best possible level of independence following illness. “The rehabilitation gym and kitchen can be changed to mimic each patient¹s home environment, including stairways, so patients can go home confident that they will be able to cope,” Mr Ker

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