Who will be working with you to provide short term support and/or to assess your care needs?
Depending on your situation and the service you receive, you may work with some or all of the following NHS and Social Care professionals.
An occupational therapist can carry out an assessment of what you can and can’t do in your everyday activities. They can suggest changes to your environment or equipment which can help you.
A social worker can assess your care needs. If you are eligible for long-term care services from the Council, they will work with you to develop a support plan.
A physiotherapist can help you to regain movement and function when you have been affected by injury or illness. Physiotherapy can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future.
Carers or care assistants assist you to manage everyday activities such as personal care, washing and dressing. They will also help to ensure you have enough to eat and drink. If you have been given exercises and routines to aid your recovery, supporting you with these is also part of their role. If you need routine medication, the care assistant may support you with this.
Registered nurses oversee the care delivery within some of our short term services (particularly if you are leaving hospital) and also work closely with our partners, including visiting professionals such as the GP and therapists. They will often be involved in ensuring you have the medications you need at the right time.
Sensory Service workers
Sensory Service workers offer specialist support for people with sight and/or hearing loss. They offer advice and information on a variety of aspects of daily living, including kitchen skills, lighting and demonstrate the equipment which will enable you to continue living independently. They can also refer you to other organisations that can provide additional support to meet your sensory needs.
Reablement workers support you to regain and learn new skills to enable you to be as independent as possible within the community. The Reablement service works with you through an assessment process, building confidence and empowering and encouraging you to be able to complete tasks for yourself.
If you are going to stay in a recovery and assessment suite, you will be given more information about the staff involved in your care and support there when you arrive.