Due to the Coronavirus the older persons (TCOP) team has had to make a few adjustments on how we operate.
In order to protect our patients and staff we will be conducting most of our patient contact via the telephone.
If you need to speak to a member of the team. Or need support with shopping or prescription collection. Or if you are feeling lonely or isolated during these difficult times, please call us on 01225 860812
Your local Older Persons Team
Please note Wiltshire Council has produced a healthy lifestyle leaflet aimed at older people during COVID-19 whilst social distancing measures are in place and more time is being sent in your own home. To access this resource please click here.
We are your Older Person’s Team and we are here to help you. Our aim is to ensure you feel supported and have access to the services that are right for you.
We have a range of medical and non-medical staff and can refer you to a GP if necessary.
Recognising that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors. Social prescribing seeks to address people’s needs in a holistic way, it also aims to support individuals to take greater control of their own health.
The Older Person’s Team (TCOP) team work with patients, usually in their own homes, to help them get involved in local services ranging from social cafes to gentle exercise classes. Social prescribing is designed to support people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs, and many schemes are focussed on improving mental health and physical well-being. Also supporting their families and carers.
WHAT WE DO:
¨ Our Care Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Support and Age UK advisors carry out home visits to patients to advise how we can help them with mobility aids, home help, befrienders, respite, carers support allowance, re-enablement and a whole lot more…..
- We carry out visits to local care homes to complete assessments, medication reviews and prepare care plans.
¨ We review over 75’s medication & give advice where required
¨ We hold a Multi-Disciplinary Meeting every 2 weeks, with other agencies to discuss the best care for our patients
¨ We visit & complete dementia reviews for home based Patients
¨ We follow up on falls Patients who are coming out of hospital
¨ We visit housebound Patients to administer the annual Flu Injection
¨ We also organise the leg clubs in Bradford on Avon and Melksham
¨ And organise the Memory café
For more information view the Older Persons Leaflet
St Margaret’s Surgery
Opening times 9 - 5 pm
8.30 –5.00 pm
TCOP Team Paws for a special visit