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just wondering - I get confused with primary/ secondary
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residential homes are social care medical care provided by GPs , CMHTs, community based Psychiatrists and Geriatricians is primary care , as is most of the nursing care whether that;s via the district / community nurses or by Nursing homes RNs Secondary care is Acute hospital care some 'care homes' are tertiary care as there is not really an physicla healthcare equivalent to the mental health units 'classed as hospitals due to the nature of their caseload and number / levle. scope of sectioned patients ' - in terms of physical care settings i'm referrign to soemof the highely specialist neuro etc care homes whose residents include those with multiple complex needs and things like permanent traches , requiring constant ventilatory support / skilled operatorsi n attendance to manage airway issues ( cough assist, deep suction etc etc etc ), permanent tube feeds or long term IV access ...
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so residential homes can't be secondary at all ? or they are strictly primary?
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(Original post by melek1998)
so residential homes can't be secondary at all ? or they are strictly primary?
Secondary care is the Acute Hospital; Residential Homes / Care homes (without a further clarification ) are NOT healthcare they are social care.

Nursing homes / Care Homes with Nursing are realistically either primary or tertiary care ... primary in terms of the general nursing home and admission ( to secondary care) avoidance / intermediate care or tertiary in the highly specialist units ( some of which may be considered a 'hospital' in in the meanings attached to the Mental health act when taling about a client / service user group that consists of people who are or have been detained under the Mental Health Act 'intermediate' care is imtermediate in that it aims to provide enough of the services of secondary care to prevent people whose needs are mainly social or primary care but who aren't quite fit enough to be cared for in their own home / their own home is unsuitable ...
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