As part of our women’s mental health pathway, Elgar is a specialist low secure, 12 bed service for the rehabilitation of older women with mental illness.
A Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services (QNF MHS) accredited service and the first provider to be awarded RAID centre of excellence, Elgar has been designed specifically for older women with serious ongoing, complex mental illness, who are typically treatment resistant.
Problem behaviours are likely to include:
Our focus for older women is to achieve active rehabilitation through targeted psychological therapies.
As part of this, we have developed a unique psychosocial manualised treatment programme which has been tailored to meet the specific needs of women through gender specific and gender sensitive adaptations.
Over 35 hours of tailored therapy per week are offered in addition to core psychological therapy such a dialectical behvaiour therapy (DBT), psychiatry, physiotherapy and education, interventions include:
With the appropriate support patients would be expected to step down to Thornton, our locked rehab ward. Alternatively, where appropriate and subject to extensive risk assessment, an individualised leave programme is developed to support rehabilitation ahead of discharge.