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Older Adults

INTRODUCTION

Holly and Dr Sara Gil Rivas are our nominated "Elderly Care Leads" and they are active in ensuring that all older patients registered have access to any support and guidance that they need.

LET US KNOW if you have EVER served in the armed forces so that we can update your clinical records.

Please ask any member of staff if you need additional signposting as specialist support may be available for you in addition to that listed below.


Here to help

What SUNNY MEED has done and is doing to help improve the health of the older generation:

  1. Appointed Holly and Dr Sara Gil Rivas as "Champions" for older people's health.

  2. Improved our website links to meet the specific needs of older adults registered with us.

  3. Built up excellent communication with teams who also look after older patients: Bedser hub, Age UK, District Nurses and Action for Carers.
  4. Provided accessible and flexible appointments that can be booked online, on the phone or in the surgery at all times of the day.

  5. An older person's questionnaire has been handed out to try and get their views on the surgery.

  6. Have GPs who treat everyone as equal, and give older people the time needed to express their concerns and discuss both physical and emotional issues.

  7. Take the time to arrange follow-up appointments to give older people the opportunity of fully expressing their concerns and having continuity of care.

  8. Ensured all staff including reception reception staff are aware of the confidentiality and safeguarding needed for older and more vulnerable people as well as being up to date with dementia.

  9. Arrange home visits as needed.
  10. Record the information provided by older people accurately and efficiently during consultations as well as ensuring that contact details of next of kin are kept up to date.

  11. Offer all newly retired patients general health checks.


Dementia Friends

 Surgery staff are 'Dementia Friends' - You too could become a Dementia Friend!

DEMENTIA SERVICES locally are available to support those people  affected by memory impairment and their families and carers


Message In A Bottle

Lions Message in a Bottle is a simple, but effective, way to keep essential personal and medical details where they can be found in an emergency – the fridge.

To get one of these handy kits please ask at Sunny Meed Surgery reception desk.


LOCAL WELLBEING CENTRES:

The Vyne is a purpose built community centre in Knaphill which offers something for everyone. Open daily for groups and people of all ages to use, enjoy the gentle buzz of life and the tantalising aroma of coffee as you meet up with friends.
MoorcroftMoorcroft, a former school building in Westfield is open daily for groups and people of all ages to use. A warm welcome greets you on arrival followed by the sound of gentle conversation and laughter coming from the popular coffee bar and attractive main hall.

Foot Care

FOOT CARE can also be booked at the Vyne or Moorcroft


Bedser Hub

The BEDSER HUB situated in Woking Community Hospital allows people over 65yrs to access a range of health, social care and community services – all in one place. We can now refer you or a relative who you feel may benefit - please contact the surgery if you feel that you would like to learn more or be referred.

Once referred you will have a named Wellbeing Coordinator.


advocacyWoking Advocacy services provide help to ensure that your voice is heard and that you have access all the services and care that you need.

Wokign Borough CouncilLIVING WELL supports local people to continue living independently in the comfort and security of their own home and encourages residents of all ages to take positive steps towards improving their personal health and wellbeing. They provide a range of services and facilities across the Borough to help you live well and enjoy life in Woking.

 Do you need to find out about care, community and health information and support available in your area?

Surrey County Council

Surrey County Council, in partnership with NHS Surrey and Social Information on Disability (SID) has launched:

www.surreyinformationpoint.org.uk

Look here for information on services, activities and organisations to support you, tips on benefit entitlement, help at home, health conditions, leisure information and much more.


PROTECTIVE VACCINES:

Flu

The seasonal influenza vaccination is a yearly jab designed to prevent the viral illness known as 'Flu'

  • The influenza vaccination is given as an injection once a year for people aged 65+.
  • Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine.
  • Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently.

You can read more about the Influenza vaccination here

Shingles

A vaccine to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease is available on the NHS to certain people in their 70s.

  • The shingles vaccine is given as a single injection for people aged 70, 78 or 79.
  • Unlike the flu jab, you'll only need to have the vaccination once and you can have it at any time of the year.
  • The shingles vaccine is expected to reduce your risk of getting shingles.
  • If you are unlucky enough to go on to have the disease, your symptoms may be milder and the illness shorter.

You can read more about the Shingles vaccination here

Pneumococcal

People over 65 only need a single pneumococcal vaccination, which will protect for life. It is not given annually like the flu jab.

You can read more about the pneumococcal vaccine by clicking here

PLEASE ASK AT RECEPTION IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ARRANGE A VACCINATION WITH THE PRACTICE NURSE


ADDITIONAL ADVICE AND SUPPORT:

               Age UK Surrey         Age Concern                       Alzheimers Disease Society     

       Surrey County Council              


INFORMATION about 'talking therapy' FOR OLDER ADULTS...

Please refer to 'COUNSELLING AND WELLBEING' for self referral information.


TRANSPORT INFORMATION

car

'BLUE BADGE' DISABLED PARKING  download a form

Bustler Dial-a-ride

BUSTLER DIAL-A-RIDE

provides an assisted door-to-door service. Book in advance by calling 01483 724433.

SECAmb

PATIENT TRANSPORT SERVICES

SECAmb Booking Line: 0300 200 1067


SAFETY INFORMATION:

Fire Safety

Request a free  SAFE AND WELL VISIT - every household in Surrey is eligible

They are carried out by Surrey Fire and Rescue officers and in some instances, our volunteers.

They combine home safety checks ,reducing the risk of fire in your home and  where appropriate, you will also be offered information to help you improve your wellbeing, allowing you to live safer and more independent lives.

Complete the online request form or calling the request line on freephone 0800 085 0767.

care line

CARE LINE

We are committed to using the latest technology to protect vulnerable people in the comfort of their own homes


Next Of Kin

Please help us to update your records by returning a Next of Kin Form which can be downloaded from CLICKING THE IMAGE BELOW or COLLECTED from Sunny Meed or Goldsworth Park reception

EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS

At the same time you can authorise us to discuss your medical record with a specified person in case you are unable to contact us yourself or you wish them to act as your advocate.


SAFEGUARDING

We understand that the support GPs offer their patients often extends beyond narrowly defined health needs to wider welfare considerations. This is particularly important where they see those adults most at risk, either in their own homes or in a care home.

All staff are trained in recognising and acting upon any safeguarding concerns in vulnerable adults.

DR PATEL is the surgery's safeguarding lead for vulnerable adults.

Safeguarding

Please click on the link below if you seek further information about adult safeguarding:

SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL - protecting adults from harm 



 
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