New Integrated Care Home Team!
The new integrated care homes team has been set up with Better Care Funding in response to Herefordshire’s commitment to improving quality in care homes. The team was formed in January 2019 and are funded until March 2020.
They are responsible for undertaking annual quality assurance visits to all residential and nursing homes and, where the need for further support is identified, work with home managers and providers to help them make improvements. They do this by providing targeted advice and support including education wherever specific needs are identified.
They also want to support care home teams to keep people well at home and avoid unnecessary admissions to hospital. So they are currently reviewing unplanned admissions to hospital to gather a greater understanding of the challenges faced by care providers and explore opportunities to support you to keep people at home for longer.
You can contact them at QualityandReview@herefordshire.gov.uk