Intermediate care services help people to recover, regain independence, and remain at home.
Intermediate care may help people:
- Remain at home when things start to get challenging or difficult
- Recover after a fall, accident, acute illness or operation
- Avoid going into hospital unnecessarily
- Return home more quickly after a hospital stay
A free, short-term service
Intermediate care services are usually provided by a mix of health and social care professionals with a range of different skills. The team might include nurses, social workers, doctors, and a range of therapists.
Intermediate care is a free, short-term service, where intensive support if offered to support people to retain their independence, in their own home, as much as possible. Services can be either community-based, including support at home, or bed-based. We currently have two bed-based intermediate care facilities in Warrington – Brampton Lodge and Padgate House.
To find out more information about intermediate care, please see ’Understanding Intermediate care, Including Reablement: A quick guide for people using intermediate care services’ on the Social Care Institute for Excellence website.
We are looking for your views on the proposed new model for intermediate care, including rapid community response and reablement (more information can be viewed in the consultation documents) and the future of Padgate House.