Drop-in sessions for people with communication difficulties
|Organisation||Extra Care Pannel Croft|
Pannel Croft Village,
|Phone||0121 503 1000|
What is a Well-being Advisor?
ExtraCare’s Well-being Service supports all residents to be proactive in managing their own health. Our Well-being Advisors empower residents to make informed decisions about their lifestyle and health via well-being assessments.
What exactly is the role of the Well-being Advisor? Chrishanti Blackwood, the Well-being Advisor at Lark Hill Village in Nottingham, explains...
Our overall aim is to promote the health and well-being of our residents and we achieve this by carrying out annual assessments, health promotion sessions and drop-in sessions.
The Well-being Advisors across the locations are allowed to do the following:
Take, record and monitor blood pressure
Take random blood sugars (blood sample taken from the finger)
Take random cholesterol (blood sample taken from the finger)
Measure height, weight and body mass index
Take a temperature
Screen urine samples
Provide first aid
Provide advice re dietary intake
Provide advice re chronic health conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, asthma, diabetes… and much more!
All of the above are in line with ExtraCare’s policies.
The Well-being Advisors are unable to do the following:
Take blood from a vein
Remove sutures or clips to a wound
Manage catheter care or stoma care
The Well-being Advisor may refer residents to external primary care services such as a GP or Practice Nurse if they find any significant health issue.
The assessments that the Well-being Advisor carries out allow them to keep an up-to-date record of your overall health. However, it is also important that you assist us by letting us know if you have had any significant changes to your health or a new diagnosis.
Read about Chrishanti's experience as a Well-being Advisor!
|Categories||Health Advice and Guidance|