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Frailty Service

Saint Michael’s Frailty Service supports people living with frailty

Saint Michael’s Frailty Service supports people living with frailty

The project aims to support people in the Harrogate and Rural district who score four to six on the Rockwood scale for frailty and for whom frailty is starting to have a negative effect on daily life.

The support we provide will help people living with frailty to have a better quality of life and feel less isolated or lonely – the project focus is on improving wellbeing, rather than clinical intervention.  As with all of the care we provide, support for patients will be personalised, helping them in ways which matter most to them.

Support will begin with assessing the needs of the individual, identifying goals and creating a plan to meet them over the course of up to 12 weeks, either at the patient’s home, over the phone, or at our Crimple House premises.

An independence co-ordinator will visit and spend time with an individual on a one-to-one basis to:

  • Discuss what’s important to you and what support may be required.
  • Help you set individual goals and think of areas of your life you would like to change or improve.
  • We can offer advice and make simple changes for you to manage your own health and stay well.
  • Help by signposting to access other services voluntary organisations, which may include exercise classes, shopping, befriending and advocacy.
  • Helping you to achieve those goals in an agreed timeframe .
  • Ref to other services to support with claiming benefits.
  • Liasing with GP’s other Health and Social care professionals to help access appropriate services for ongoing support.
  • Help access equipment to assist with mobility or activities of daily living.

Healthcare professionals can send electronic referrals via SystmOne, or email us at hospice-services@saintmichaelshospice.org and we will send you a referral form. Anyone is able to self-refer, and we welcome you or people you know to self-refer by calling 01423 200110.

We are grateful to the Hospice UK Kirby Laing Foundation grant programme for funding the service.

 

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