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Service Report Jan - June 2008

Details:

Title

Service Report Jan - June 2008

Other title

Mental Health Association of Central Australia

Collection

Mental Health Association of Central Australia reports; MHACA : Mental Health Association of Central Australia reports; Reports; PublicationNT

Date

2008

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Notes

Date:2008

Language

English

Subject

Mental health facilities -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Mental health services -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Well-being -- Social aspects -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Mental Health Association of Central Australia

Place of publication

Alice Springs

Copyright owner

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Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/242228

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/610060

Page content

MHACAServiceReport,JanuaryJune2008 /28 ServiceActivity4Provisionsofrespiteaccommodationforclients toreduceanadmissionorpostdischargeoffward 4.1 ClientsaccessingMHACArespiteinlieuofhospitaladmissionand/orpostdischarge AliceSpringsMensHostelASMH FollowinginservicetrainingwiththeCAMHSteamstherewasanimprovementinaccessingthetwo unitsatthehostel.Periodsofaccesswerebetween5daysto4+weeks,withsomeclientsonly cominginwithintermittentovernightaccessasopposedtohospital. Reasonsforaccessincluded: 1requiresa12weektitrateperiodformedications,followingreleasefromprison 1requiredrespitetoreducepressureforparentswhoarebothagedandunwell 1hadfamilialstressorsandonlyrequired2weeksintermittentrests 2werealreadyinthehostelandoneremainedintheirownunit 1hasrisksfactorsassociatedtofamilyandrequiresrestrictedaccesstofamilymembers Total=26.6weeksofrespitewererecordedinsixmonths BednightscapturedbyNigelScrimshawatthehostelwere: January 14 February 0 March 6 April 29 May 57 June 41 Musgrave2BedroomUnit Thisunitcontinuestobeunderutilized.Oneidentifiedrationaleisthatforclientsdischargedoffthe wardrequiringinterimorrespiteaccommodationtheystillrequirecarerswhoaredifficulttoobtain forsinglepeople. Reasonsforaccessincluded: 1clientandfamily/carersreceivedafurther5.5weeksdedicatedtocontinuedrespitefrom previousyear 1wasdischargedoffthewardtosoon,andwasrefusingfamily/Carersupportsinher previousaccommodation,sheprovedtobetoounwellafter1weeksaccessandwerere admittedtoward 1weeksfamilyaccessfrominterstateforfamilybereavement 1nowcontractedwithcommunityorganizationfortransitionalhousingwithcarersfortwo months Total=7.5weeksrespiteaccess