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Care Home Intervention Service (Lewisham)

How our service can help you

The Care Home Intervention Team (Lewisham) support people aged 65 and over, whose behaviour has become challenging in the context of a dementia or mental illness and currently attending a day care, living in a residential or nursing home setting.

Our aim is to provide a community in reach service for older adults.

We work on the understanding that community providers have a responsibility to deliver the level of care necessary to meet the needs of people who challenge services. We provide a structured and collaborative assessment and formulation of challenging behaviour as well as providing learning opportunities for care staff.

Where appropriate, we treat or make referrals and support the completion of end of life care planning (including advanced directives).

The service will reduce the prescribing of anti-psychotic medication by engaging care home staff in methods of personalised care planning including the deployment of non-pharmacological management strategies and opportunities for engagement in meaningful activities for behaviour that challenges.

We aim to complement other community health services and work collaboratively when appropriate with other agencies for the benefit of service users and their carers.

  • Service Type: Mental Health of Older Adults Service Borough Covers: Lewisham
  • Contact the service

    Site Location: 91 Granville Park Known As: Care Home Intervention Team-(CHIT) Email: LewishamCHIT@slam.nhs.uk Phone Number: 020 3228 8672 Fax Number: 020 3228 0793
  • Disabled Access:

    N/A

  • Address: 91 Granville Park
    Lewisham,
    London,
    SE13 7DW
  • Business Hours/Visiting Hours: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm from Monday - Friday
  • Other essential information

  • Conditions: Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Dementia, Depression, Learning disabilities, Personality disorders, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Psychosis, Self-harm
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