Within two weeks following admission, a review usually takes place. This meeting may include the service users, family members, staff and a representative from the Local Authority (Social Worker). This meeting is to ensure that all parties are happy with the placement and care received. Approximately three months later a second review is carried out. This is also attended by a representative of the Primary Care Trust (PCT) as well as others identified above and at this time risk assessments and care plans are considered more carefully and further discussions take place about the level and appropriateness of the care provided.
Where possible, service users will retain their own GP and, if appropriate, continue to attend their usual Optical and Dental practices. Where people have moved away from their GP catchment area, a new GP is provided locally. If service users are unable to attend their usual Dental and Optical practices, the Home will arrange for these services to be provided by domiciliary services. A Chiropodist provides services at the Home every six weeks.
The Home does not accept people on emergency placement.