Mental Health Service for Older People Community Assessment and Treatment Service
What does our service do?
The Community Assessment and Treatment Service provides the bridge between outpatients, community mental health teams and inpatient services within mental health services for older people.
We support clients who have more complex needs and require assessment and treatment over a longer period of time. We assess and treat our clients individually and in group-based therapy, and we see them in our community units and in their own homes.
Our aim is to provide the right care and support quickly to prevent admissions and speed up discharge from hospital.
How does our service work?
The team delivers care during the day in three units across the city and county. Beechwood at the Evington Centre on the Leicester General Hospital site offers a service from Monday to Friday. Woodhouse at Loughborough Hospital and Hynca Lodge in Hinckley offer a service three days a week. There are also sessions delivered in Melton and Oakham.
The Community Assessment and Treatment service is made up of nurses, occupational therapists, doctors and healthcare support workers who work together to provide assessment and treatment which meets people's individual needs.
Clients will receive a comprehensive assessment of their mental health issues - which may be, for example, depression, anxiety or dementia - including the impact they have on their ability to manage on a day to day basis. A treatment plan will then be agreed. After the treatment plan has been completed the client will be discharged from the service with any required follow -up arranged.
How can you access our service?
To access our service you can:
- speak to your community psychiatric nurse or psychiatrist
- speak to any other healthcare professional involved in your care
Community Assessment and Treatment Team
How did we do?
If you have any comments or queries about our service then please complete our online questionnaire and let us know how we are doing.