CARE PATHWAY

St Martha’s provides bespoke mental health care for men and women over the age of 55 aimed at maximising quality of life by helping to maintain functional abilities and optimising both mental and physical health.

The ethos of St Martha’s is the delivery of individualised person-centred care in an environment that is safe, structured and respectful of each individual. Treatment begins with a comprehensive and holistic assessment of each patient’s mental health, physical health and risk needs. This involves a thorough assessment of behavioural risks, mental health-related risks, physical health risks (e.g. falls, nutritional problems), and also a forensic risk assessment for those who have committed offences.

Following a pre-admission assessment, a diagnosis and formulation of the patient’s needs is made. This is used to inform, direct and plan individualised treatment and care plans based on evidence-based practice. The principles of the Care Programme Approach (CPA) are applied throughout the therapeutic process, thus enabling the involvement of patients, individuals and agencies relevant to the patient’s care. The participation of carers and family members is encouraged at all stages of the process.

The progress and outcome of the treatments and care provided are regularly monitored and assessed. Both clinical judgement and structured, standardised, validated outcome measures and scales are used for this purpose. Regular auditing of the treatments, care and services against local and national standards are carried out.

To refer a patient please see our Referral or Get in Touch page or contact our Admissions team on 01425 207028.

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