Community Bed-based Intermediate Care provides assessments and CLINICAL INTERVENTIONS to PATIENTS in a bed-based setting, such as a community-commissioned Hospital Bed in an acute hospital, community hospital, residential Care Home, Care Home With Nursing, stand-alone Community Bed-based Intermediate Care facility, Independent Sector Healthcare Provider facility, Local Authority facility or other bed-based setting.
Community Bed-based Intermediate Care aims to prevent unnecessary admissions to acute hospitals and premature admissions to long-term care, and to support timely discharge from hospital. For most PATIENTS, CLINICAL INTERVENTIONS last up to 6 weeks.
- Step down Community Bed-based Intermediate Care:
- provides care to PATIENTS (in a bed-based setting) following an admission to hospital and who are determined by a "medically optimised for discharge" decision making process to be no longer in need of hospital care
- includes PATIENTS who may be in their last years or months of life but are not in their last days of life.
For further information on Community Bed-based Intermediate Care, see the:
- age.uk website at: What is intermediate care?