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Helping Harry

Watch this video to see how a partnership approach to care can help resolve issues and benefit older people in care settings.

The partnership approach to care is modelled on evidence-based, best-practice approaches to caring for older people in a range of supported settings.

As you’ve discovered, a key feature of this approach is about bringing the different partners-in-care together, listening to their perspectives and respecting their points of view.

How does this help Harry?

After Harry became upset about not being able to visit Jetson, Harry’s healthcare manager, Rosie, set up a meeting between Harry, his family and healthcare team. The purpose of this meeting is to better understand Harry’s issues and discuss possible solutions.

Your task

Watch the video and, in the comments, add your thoughts about this partnership-centred approach.

  • Do you agree with this solution? Why or why not?
  • Do you anticipate any potential issues with these arrangements? If so, how would you resolve them?
  • What other possible solutions could you suggest?
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Caring for Older People: a Partnership Model

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