We are a city-wide service that provides short-term intensive treatment to older adults who have a functional mental health problem or a Dementia diagnosis.
The Older Adults Home Treatment Team is a city-wide service that aims to assess and treat people at home to help prevent them being admitted to hospital.
We know that you’re at your best when you’re at home, with your support network of carers, friends and family around you. We’ll work with you to minimise risks you’re facing and support you wherever we can.
Initially we may provide daily support where we’ll assess your needs and come up with a plan to help you achieve the goals you need along your route to recovery.
We work closely with the Older Adults Community Mental Health Team and Memory Service to help prevent hospital admission, as well as our inpatient wards, such as Dovedale and Grenoside Grange, to help promote early discharge back into the community.
Our team is made up of a Consultant Psychiatrist, medical staff, Nurses, Advanced Support Workers, Administrators, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists and Non-Medical Prescribers.
The team is currently going through the process to achieve accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists as part of their Home Treatment Accreditation Scheme.
The accreditation recognises best practice in the field and shows a clear commitment to continually improving the service.
How is the service accessed?
Referrals to the Older Adults Home Treatment Team are only accepted via the Trust’s Older Adult Community Mental Health Team, Memory Service, Liaison Psychiatry and other specialist services within the Trust.
We do not accept self-referrals but if you feel that you or a loved one may benefit from our support please speak to your GP and request a referral to the Older Adults Community Mental Health Team.
You can take a look at our service eligibility and selection criteria by clicking here.
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