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Health and social care

Marjorie Waite Court short-stay independent living

Some people need to rebuild their strength and confidence before returning to living independently in their own home after hospital treatment.

You may be referred to Marjorie Waite Court in Clifton. This independent living community has 10 flats where you can stay short-term, with the daily care and support you need to fully recover and prepare to return home.

Short-stay accommodation at Marjorie Waite Court is only available via referral from a professional, and is for people aged 65 or over, unless special circumstances apply.

A short stay in a comfortable flat at Marjorie Waite Court offers the support and care you need to get you safely back on your feet, and avoid a prolonged stay in hospital.

With you, our expert staff will work out your needs and achievable goals with the aim of increasing your levels of activity and independence. When you’re not receiving care and support, you can live in the flat as independently as possible.

You can enjoy the onsite hairdresser, café, attractive gardens and activities at the community hall at Marjorie Waite Court. Or you can visit the local high street at nearby Burton Stone Lane.

For more information about these short-term flats, you can contact the Personal Support Team.

Planning for your hospital discharge

Staying in hospital for longer than necessary can reduce your strength, balance and your independence. It may also increase your risk of infection.

Planning your discharge starts when you arrive in hospital. A date and plan will be discussed and agreed with you.

If you're unable to return to your own home right away, you may be referred for a short stay in one of these comfortable, furnished flats.

We'll discuss your care and support needs at Marjorie Waite Court before you arrive. This could include your personal care such as help with washing, dressing, managing medication and using the toilet.

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Leaving hospital

A discharge letter will be sent to your GP explaining the reasons for your hospital stay and details of your medication. Staff at Marjorie Waite Court will also be sent this information.

On arrival at your flat at Marjorie Waite Court, you'll be welcomed by a member of the care team. They will show you around and explain what you can expect during your stay.

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Marjorie Waite Court accommodation

Residents stay in their own flat, all you’ll need to bring are clothes and personal items.

Each flat has its own furnished lounge, kitchen and bathroom, as well as a personal alarm if you need urgent help.

When you arrive, our staff will regularly review your care and support needs and goals that as you increase your independence and reach your full potential.

Between this support being provided, you will live independently at Marjorie Waite Court and can enjoy the on-site facilities and neighbourhood.

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Managing your medication

When you leave hospital, you will be given the medication you brought in, if you still need it, and any new medication you require. Your GP can prescribe more if needed.

At Marjorie Waite Court, we can support you with taking any new medication, ready for when you return to your own home.

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Contribution towards costs

You may be required to contribute towards the cost of your stay at Marjorie Waite Court. Our Adult Social Care Team will talk to you about this, and any longer-term care you may need when you return to your own home.

Depending on the level of care and support you need, we will assess your finances to work out if you need to pay for it. This assessment will consider:

  • your ability to care for yourself and any help you may need
  • your need for any aids or adaptations for your home (such as handrails)
  • funding the care that you need

Your stay in Marjorie Waite Court is short-term. So, the result of your financial assessment may arrive after you’ve returned home. If, during your stay, you received any care that we would normally charge for, we may have to ask you to pay for it later.

We will discuss our findings with you and, if you have to pay, we can help to arrange easy ways to do so.

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Dignity and respect

We and our partners are committed to ensuring our customers and staff are all treated fairly, with dignity and respect.

We do not tolerate any form of discrimination, harassment, bullying or abuse.

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Sharing information about you

If you are referred to other health or social care professionals, we may need to share information about you. This will only happen with your agreement, unless there are exceptional circumstances such as a health and safety risk to you, or others.

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Also see

Personal Support Team

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551869