REACH Intermediate Care Team

REACH Intermediate Care Team

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The team aims to provide rehabilitation in the community to promote independence, prevent unnecessary hospital admission, and reduce the length of stay for those admitted to hospital.

The Islington REACH Intermediate Care Team works in collaboration with adults/older people and their relatives/carers, to promote health and maximise independence in mobility, communication, work, leisure and everyday activities. The service comprises a multidisciplinary team, including a dietician, medical consultants, a nurse, occupational therapists, psychologists, physiotherapists, rehabilitation assistants, and speech and language therapists. The Team will work closely with the acute, intermediate, and primary care services, social and voluntary agencies, to provide seamless health and social rehabilitation for clients.
What will the team do?

Provide rehabilitation and support, which enables clients to stay as independent as possible and to live in their community by:
  • Preventing inappropriate admission to an acute hospital, to a residential home, or to a nursing home.
  • Facilitating an early, safe return home from hospital / community rehabilitation units.
  • Promoting health and physical independence for older people in the community.
  • Providing a “Falls” Service.
  • Providing advice and information to other health services, statutory and voluntary agencies.
  • Providing time-limited, goal-orientated rehabilitation via agreed care programmes.
  • Providing on-ward referral to appropriate agencies.
Client Groups
  • Residents or temporary residents in Islington, who require community based intervention (e.g. home, day centre, residential and nursing homes).
  • Older adults with a deterioration in health and physical function, not predominantly mental health, for whom an episode of rehabilitation or advice is likely to be of benefit.
  • Older adults whose needs are related to multiple pathologies or whose needs are related to illness which typically manifests itself in later age e.g. falls, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, degenerative bone and joint disease.
  • Those whose needs are related to combined physical and mental illness which typically manifests in later life e.g. combination of dementia and osteoarthritis.
  • Adults requiring uni-disciplinary interventions that cannot be met elsewhere.
  • Carers requiring advice and interventions to enable coping with their dependant.
How to Refer

Please complete the following referral form.

Lead manager

Carole Macgregor, team leader
Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm
Last updated02 Feb 2021
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