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Care Home Intervention Service (Lewisham)

Care Home Intervention Team-(CHIT)

Phone number:
020 3228 8672
Hospital site:
Services at other sites
Address:
91 Granville Park
Lewisham
London
SE13 7DW
Disabled access:

Not applicable

Directorate or department:
Psychological Medicine & Older Adults Directorate
Care pathway:
Service type:
Mental Health of Older Adults and Dementia
Treatment mode:
This service is for people who live in:
Lewisham
Summary:
The Care Home Intervention Team (Lewisham) support people aged 65 and over, whose behaviour has become challenging in the context of a dementia or mental illness and currently attending a day care, living in a residential or nursing home setting.

Our aim is to provide a community in reach service for older adults.

We work on the understanding that community providers have a responsibility to deliver the level of care necessary to meet the needs of people who challenge services. We provide a structured and collaborative assessment and formulation of challenging behaviour as well as providing learning opportunities for care staff.

Where appropriate, we treat or make referrals and support the completion of end of life care planning (including advanced directives).

The service will reduce the prescribing of anti-psychotic medication by engaging care home staff in methods of personalised care planning including the deployment of non-pharmacological management strategies and opportunities for engagement in meaningful activities for behaviour that challenges.

We aim to complement other community health services and work collaboratively when appropriate with other agencies for the benefit of service users and their carers.
Further Information:

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