The Community Nurses are focused on supporting the Continuing Healthcare (complex physical health &/or challenging behaviours) cases. We are making weekly (minimum), often daily contacts to ensure that packages are maintained & supplemented if necessary & infection control guidance is followed.
All non-essential & routine contact has stopped, but we maintain an infection controlled room at Romford Road for essential appointments, i.e. depot injections
All caseloads have been triaged & RAG rated; initially focusing on those living in the family home but now expanded to residential & supporting living. We are ensuring that all Hospital Passports, Behavioural & Care plans are up to date & shared. The team are making daily calls to those that require this & we are supporting cases where behaviours are escalating & are seeing a subsequent increase in PRN requests
There have been two mail drops. Initially focusing on reducing the virus spread & secondly offering additional guidance on behavioural management techniques, local support networks, self-isolation tips, etc
We are co-working closely with the Local Authority to reduce escalation & where necessary crisis management. Day services have closed & we are working to put in place sustainable, alternative provisions including potentially a small day service provision for those for whom self isolation at home presents risks.
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