Health & Wellbeing

Health and Social Care issues are dealt with by our Health and Wellbeing Correspondent, Marian Lever.

The main topic at the moment is the Stirling and Clackmannanshire Integration Board plan to improve services for people who use adult health and social care services, and particularly the development of the Strathendrick Care Home as an intermediate care hub.  Other issues have been access to care in Glasgow hospitals, ambulance response times.

Health and Social Care Report November 2016

Marian Lever

The recent Strathendrick Care Home meeting heard about Neighbours of Care— staff training is continuing to develop self-managing teams to support care and nursing care.

Playlist for Life is supported by the local Library service;  local primary school children are visiting Blanefield House and Cuppa Time; and some MP3 players are being bought with part of the grant obtained by Richard Begg. Which is also being used to buy Trucall devices which are used to block phone calls to vulnerable elderly people (Their use will be demonstrated at a session in the Library in January by Brian Wilson of Trading Standrads.)

Balfrom Lunch Club has started a Meals at Home Service providing a hot meal at home once a week by a volunteer who stays on for a chat — making the meal a social event.

Strathendrick Home is continuing to move from a residential home to a Local Care Hub. Currently of its 12 beds six are used for ‘step up/step.down care’ and 2 for respite care ( a 100% increase in local availability).  There is now a capital investment plan for the building.  It is also being developed as a Telecare venue, reducing travel time for consultations with Larbert specialists.

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