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:
Healthcare professionals can send electronic referrals via SystmOne, or email us at email@example.com 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.