Health Visitors work in partnership with individuals and the community by providing accurate and up to date information and support, empowering people to make informed choices. The Health Visitor works alongside other disciplines to provide an accessible and equitable service that meets the health needs of the community. The role of the Health Visitor is about the promotion of health and the prevention of illness. The service is free and confidential and the health visitor can refer onto other professionals.
The aim of the health visitor is to help people to lead as healthy a life as possible, both physically and mentally. In addition, their aim is to improve the quality of life of older people by maintaining their independence and contributing to keeping them safe and well in their own home.
The Health Visitor is for older people in the community who are aged 65 years and over, response time is as soon as practically possible.