Intermediate Care Framework
The Four Seasons Intermediate Care Framework
The Four Seasons Intermediate Care Framework forms part of our quality improvement programme that enables and promotes independence and wellbeing in homely and welcoming surroundings. The values and core principles of the Framework underpin all the intermediate care services we provide, helping us to deliver a technologically advanced and consistent service.
The framework integrates national policy with key NICE guidelines, incorporating best practice guidance and the patient-and-carer voice to describe what ‘outstanding’ care looks like. Built into the framework is a robust system of assurance, clinical governance, excellence and patient experience. But most importantly the Framework has been designed specifically to support both patients and families in their recovery. The Intermediate Care Framework is another way we’re able to deliver our Vision:
‘To improve the lives of those in our care and the communities we serve by consistently delivering special experiences and to be the best place to work in the care sector’.
Once a care home is accredited, the team will be delivering a high quality service which will:
- Be consistent, UK wide
- Support faster recovery from illness
- Prevent unnecessary acute hospital admission and premature admission to long-term care
- Support timely discharge from hospital
- Maximise independent living
- Assist the NHS in reducing the number of delayed transfers of care
Our ICF Accredited Homes include:
You can also read a case study from one of our homes here.