This is a proactive service offered to all over 65 year old patients. Staff make home visits, give advice on all health matters and refer on to other health, social or voluntary agencies.
They promote health and safety at home, complete falls risk and continence assessments and organise the loan of relevant equipment. They provide support for carers and bereavement support.
They provide preventative care and health surveillance. They make first level assessments for dementia and depression. They aim to provide a multicultural service which empowers older people.
The health visitors are based at Charlotte Keel Health Centre: 0117 9027137.