18th Dec, 2017

Patients to finish recovery in care home instead of hospital

PATIENTS needing extra care can receive therapy at a state-of-the-art care home instead of in hospital.

South Warwickshire Foundation Trust (SWFT) is working with WCS care group to provide parents with additional therapy at Castle Brook in Kenilworth.

For the past two years patients who are medically fit but still need therapy and care before they go home have been stopping on a dedicated ward at Warwick Hospital.

But bosses believe patients would benefit more in an out-of-hospital environment and have opened a new 13 bed state-of-the-art unit at the new home, which also cares for elderly people and those with dementia.

SWFT director of operations Jane Ives said: “Our aim is to ensure patients are prepared and feel confident about their return home.

“Working with Castle Brook enables us to deliver goal focused therapy, while patients receive care in the most appropriate setting.”

And WCS director of operations Ed Russell says the home is the perfect place for patients to get back on their feet.

He said: “Castle Brook provides great opportunities for rehabilitation and reablement for older people, so we’re delighted to be working with SWFT to help support patients as they prepare to return home after a stay in hospital.

“People at Castle Brook can do as much or as little as they like – whether it’s making dinner in their household or visiting the indoor ‘high street’ to meet in the cafe, do their washing in the traditional launderette, watch a film in the deluxe cinema, or pick up groceries in the mini mart, so that every day is well lived for residents.

“There are also plenty of other ways to keep active outdoors alongside a variety of daily exercise and activity clubs to choose from which all help with rehabilitation.”

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