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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.

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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