24 Hour Nursing Care
Provide 24 hours nursing care that is person centred and care plan led, with individuals input and objectives key to this process.
The following is a brief overview to assist in helping make decisions in relation to potential referrals to Avondale MHC and whom can refer to us for assessment for placement.
Re-Ablement and Rehabilitiation
At Avondale we have our own Occupational Therapist (OT) who is available on site. The OT works with new and existing residents, where appropriate, to devise a structured occupational therapy plan for their stay.
We can accept referrals from health professionals for individuals or carers who require a period of respite for a weekend or one or two weeks depending on availability of accommodation.
Community Links & Engagement
In order that as a mental healthcare provider, we not only provide care, support and advance wellbeing and independence for individuals who reside at Avondale.
All Avondale staff and Trustees are DBS checked and updates sought on a regular basis.
In order to increase community engagement and to enhance the communities understanding of mental health, we have undertaken training of young people excluded from schools in relation to mental health resilience and have also attended local schools to educate primary school children about the role of mental health care and nurses and about mental health in general. It is hoped this will be rolled out to secondary schools shortly.
This will it is hoped help create more understanding and acceptance of mental health and people with mental healthcare needs and help reduce as a result the stigma surrounding mental health.
We are also working alongside other providers to create a more cohesive community of care by providing training to them and taking the opportunity to share our mental health education with those not working in that field.