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My job: care home Admiral nurse Kay Gibson

For Admiral nurse Kay Gibson working in the private sector means having more time to spend with patients.
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For Kay Gibson, an Admiral nurse, working with a private care home operator means having more time to spend with patients.

Your previous role was as an in-reach specialist nurse at Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust. How did you work with care homes in this role?

It involved delivering a dedicated mental health service that empowered care home staff and avoided acute hospital admissions.

I carried out specialist mental health nursing assessments for older people at nursing homes, day centres and community hospitals.

A large part of the role was to provide a consultative service on clinical issues relating to the needs of people with dementia, cognitive deficits, mental ill health and complex behaviour.

I also promoted awareness of physical conditions that can lead to confusion and complex behaviour in older people.

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