What’s the best way to support someone who’s too well to stay in hospital, but not quite well enough to go home?
This is a question that Shared Lives Plus has been working on for the past three years. Together with members, healthcare professionals and hospital trusts, Shared Lives Plus has been developing a way of supporting people who need intermediate care.
They’ve created a short film about Ken who’s in precisely this boat.
Shared Lives intermediate care can provide a stepping stone between hospital and home and offers a natural-feeling home environment for people to recover from illness and regain independence. Through intermediate care, people are also supported to manage their long-term health condition and lead a healthier lifestyle. It’s particularly beneficial for people with mental ill health and people recovering from life changing health issues and those who need time to make longer-term arrangements.
Find out more about Shared Lives Plus here.