Care of the Older Person
Our Care of the Older Person wards comprise of wards 23, 29, 30, 31 and 36 at the Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI)
All of our Care of the Older Person areas specialise in caring for patients over 65 with a variety of complex medical conditions such as Dementia or cognitive impairment, Parkinson’s Disease, skin conditions that require ongoing treatment, recurrent falls or an acute onset of Delirium potentially due to an underlying infection or continence issues.
The wards are fast paced and no two days are the same, caring for patients with complex needs with great opportunity for job satisfaction. The wards offer holistic care for patients through a Multi-disciplinary (MDT) approach including the Palliative Care Team, Admiral Nurses, Speech and Language Therapists, Dieticians and the Mental Health Liaison Service (MHLS).
We also work closely with the Meaningful Activity Facilitators (MAF). This team supports the wards in providing specialist care to patients with cognitive impairment, by involving the patients in activities tailored to their individual needs.