NHS Ireland provides a Management of Challenging Behaviour service to respond to crises for services and service users.
The service comprises a team of not less than two experienced nurses providing individualised care to the service user using our holistic, solution focused model, concentrating on adapting to the needs of the service user and addressing the triggers that are currently apparent in their life. From our initial assessments we are generally able to demonstrate significant and positive changes in behaviour over a period of time.
We can provide our service within a minimum of 48 hours notice.
However a longer lead-in time makes our organising a bit easier.
We can provide our service anywhere in Ireland.
The profile of the clients, we provide services to, fall under the headings of the Learning Disability, Intellectual Disability and Dual Diagnosis.
We provide this service to both adult and adolescent service users.
We specialise in providing care for service users who present with challenging behaviour.
All service users are referred to us, by their existing service provider as a result of a difficulty in managing their challenging and deteriorating behaviour, in their current environment.
The service users behaviour could be affecting others and could be creating excessive and extraordinary demands on staff and other resources.
Our staff are highly experienced Psychiatric and Intellectual Disability trained nurses.
We operate in team structures to ensure continuity in the service users care.
Each team initially is composed of two nurses and are provided on a 24 hour basis.
The teams also work closely with the clients Multi - Disciplinary team.
We have a very successful track record in achieving the desired outcomes for our service users.
We have a full list of references and case studies and these can be made available at the appropriate time.
All referrals are subject to our assessment prior to acceptance.
To refer a client to our Crisis service, please in the first instance contact us by phone on 045 874622