STOP LOOK CARE resources available online
Care Workers across East Berkshire, North East Hampshire and Farnham and Surrey Heath are better-equipped to keep the people they care for healthier for longer, thanks to a range of new material now available online.
STOP LOOK CARE is a framework designed to support health and care workers across Frimley Health and Care Integrated System. It enables them to feel confident in the care that they are delivering, supporting care plans, monitoring them and/or recognising signs of deterioration in a person’s wellbeing.
The traffic light-themed materials provide an action route as well as useful information on some of the key conditions to watch out for, from severe infection (sepsis) to dehydration and urinary tract infections. They advise on the steps that can be taken to keep people in good health and to prevent them from developing more serious illnesses.
If a person being cared for at home becomes unwell the STOP LOOK CARE framework can help carers to identify deterioration sooner and advises on which service to refer to or contact, depending on the circumstances.
As well as guides for individuals to use, there is also a presentation pack that care home or domiciliary care organisations can use for training sessions.
Karen Hampton Programme Lead for the Care and Support Market and Support Workforce for Frimley Health and Care, said: “Care homes and Domiciliary Care are experiencing a very difficult time at the moment as they work to keep their residents healthy and safe from Covid-19 as health and care services we need to do what we can to support the staff who work in the homes and in the community.”
“Stop Look Care is an excellent programme which helps carers or care providers to recognise why different aspects of observation can be important, what signs of deterioration to look for, and what to do if someone’s health is getting worse.”
STOP LOOK CARE aims to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions for avoidable health conditions or injuries, to reduce ambulance call outs and hospital attendances and to prevent readmission to hospital. It is also intended to make care more personal to each resident and prolong their independence.