ExtraCare’s Well-being Service supports all residents to be proactive in managing their own health. Our Well-being Advisors empower residents to make informed decisions about their lifestyle and health via well-being assessments.
What exactly is the role of the Well-being Advisor? Chrishanti Blackwood, the Well-being Advisor at Lark Hill Village in Nottingham, explains...
Our overall aim is to promote the health and well-being of our residents and we achieve this by carrying out annual assessments, health promotion sessions and drop-in sessions.
All of the above are in line with ExtraCare’s policies.
The Well-being Advisor may refer residents to external primary care services such as a GP or Practice Nurse if they find any significant health issue.
The assessments that the Well-being Advisor carries out allow them to keep an up-to-date record of your overall health. However, it is also important that you assist us by letting us know if you have had any significant changes to your health or a new diagnosis.
1,327 residents came in for annual assessments
417 residents came in for a baseline assessment
167 people were referred to exercise to manage their diabetes or risk of diabetes
266 people were referred to exercise to help with strength and balance related to osteoporosis
191 urinary tract infections were identified
46 cases of untreated high cholesterol were identified
In addition, there were 20,071 drop in sessions over the year!