The opportunity to build connections between staff of different organisations, benefits the work they undertake with each other and with clients.
Building on existing professional development opportunities or creating new opportunities is an integral aspect of partnership development.
Identifying and maximising opportunities to build client capacity underpins the intentions of this partnership model.
Who to involve:
- Community/Direct Care Workers
- Planned Activity Group staff
- District Nursing
- Community Groups eg Senior Citizens
- Other Allied Health disciplines eg Physiotherapy and Podiatry
- HACC Managers
What’s important to learn/share:
- Referrals – what’s appropriate, pathways, processes, necessary information
- Role Descriptions/Responsibilities eg what does/can an OT do?
- Person-centred care
- Assessment – HACC Ax Guide, Barwon Assessment Tool guidelines,
- Service Coordination – PCP websites
- Goal Directed Care Planning
- Easy Living Equipment Project
Opportunities to teach/share/learn:
- Group sessions
- One-on-one sessions
- During existing meetings/opportunities (i.e. Direct Care Worker Staff Meetings)
- Staff mentoring
- Organisation websites
- Role modelling
- Client information packs/brochures It’s about you
- Select and trial strategies gathered from Occupational Therapists from around the region Easy Living Equipment – staff strategies.
Evaluating and monitoring the process of change, for organisations, clients and their carers, is an integral aspect of quality improvement. Examples of tools that can be adopted and implemented include: