4. Consider the 1:1 care strategy
If the person is currently on 1:1 care due to the suitability of their current environment or care, then it is always in everyone’s best interest to admit on 1:1 to maintain continuity and allow the person and service time to settle.
Make sure you look for services that have an evidence-based, pro-active process to manage and reduce the need for 1:1 care. This will not only reduce the cost of care but more importantly provide the person with a better quality of life, which is the ultimate goal.
5. Don’t choose the cheapest option
Think long-term and consider the individual’s prognosis and rate of progression with their illness. The impact of a placement breakdown will require extra time, effort and ultimately more money, but most importantly it causes distress and anguish to both the resident and their family.
When cost becomes the deciding factor we often lose sight of person centred care. A specialist home which exclusively focuses on caring for residents with challenging behaviours is more likely to lead to the best outcome for the resident.
6. Speak to Cornerstone Healthcare Group
We care for people with challenging behaviours associated with complex neurological, physical and mental health needs. We are one of the few specialist providers of this type of service and we are the only company in the South of England with this as our sole focus. We accept referrals from all over the UK.
Speak to our referrals team to find out how we can work together to make sure people are placed in the right environment for their needs.