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Home from hospital services provide short term practical help for elderly people returning to their home after a period in hospital. These are designed to help people re-adjust to living at home again, gain in confidence, and provide short term practical help after hospital discharge.

The assistance provided can include help with dressing, undressing, and personal hygiene, fetching shopping or prescriptions, going to the post office or bank for you, accompanying you to hospital, GP, optician or hairdresser appointments, liaising with a range of other services on your behalf, providing essential food on the day of discharge from hospital, helping you sort out any paperwork or bills, arranging for furniture to be moved around, offering a friendly chat, encouraging you to take medication, and possibly giving benefits advice.

These services offer after care visiting immediately after discharge from hospital especially for older people who live alone. Home care after a hospital stay services aim to make sure that you can go home and live safely. Home care after a hospital stay services provides time limited services for patients returning home from hospital after illness, surgery or accident. Many elderly people are fit to return home, but need some assistance with personal care and/or other support in the early days of discharge to regain their confidence and strength. At the end of the short term help, people are often able to remain at home without any further help.

A range of different organisations provide short term home from hospital services for older people including health care organisations, local authority adult social care services , the voluntary sector, and commercial home care organisations. Many providers do not charge for the short term help, although commercial companies do charge for their services.

Discharge from hospital should always be planned and arranged by a team which will include, or have links with, Social Services and Health (the Primary Care Trust). Patients and their carers should be given adequate warning of the precise date and time of leaving hospital. There should be contingency planning for Friday afternoon or weekend discharges, and the home of a patient living alone should be properly prepared for their return. A range of services may be provided that will help you recover when you leave hospital. These could be Therapists, Care Assistants or Nurses which can be provided in your own home.

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Advantage Healthcare Ltd

Find your closest healthcare team

National

Our national home care provision for adults and children ranges from respite care through to live-in care; from brain and spinal injuries care to services for clients with dementia; and from complex round the clock life-...

Contact: Advantage Healthcare, Cardinal House , Abbeyfield Court , Abbeyfield Road , Nottingham , Nottinghamshire, NG7 2SZ.
Agape Care Solutions

Agape Care Solutions

Local

It provides care and support toi vulnerable adults living in their own homes. Supporting with personal care, carer respite, preparing meals, assisting with feeding, shopping, washing and dressing, waking up and getting i...

Contact: Agape Care solutions - Home care Agency, Unit C,, Mitre Court, 16 Commercial Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0JW.
Agincare

Agincare Home Care - Christchurch

Local

Care Workers can carry out personal care tasks, domestic tasks, shopping, laundry and some also provide a sitting service in order that carers can have some respite or companionship when needed. This will enable you to r...

Contact: Agincare, Stour Road, 19c Magnolia House, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1PL.
Aster Group

Aster Group - Connected Living

Regional

Technology Enabled Care will support you in your own home and out and about, giving you reassurance and indpendence to live your life, your way. How does our monitored home alarm work? We offer a range of solutions to ...

Contact: Aster Group - Connected Living, Head Office, Sarsens Court, Horton Avenue, Cannings Hill, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 2AZ.

Connected Living - Return Home

Regional

Connected Living - Return HomeGoing home after a stay in hospital can be a worrying time. We can give you the extra reassurance you, your family and friends need, by having our monitored home alarm and pendant.  Kno...

Contact: Aster Group - Connected Living, Head Office, Sarsen Court, Horton Avenue, Cannings Hill, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 2AZ.
Bournemouth Christchurch & Poole Council

Adult Social Care

Local

Perhaps you’re looking for help at home to stay safe and well. There are a variety of solutions available: equipment, adapting your home, doing things differently or increasing your confidence and skills. We can al...

Contact: Bournemouth Borough Council, Town Hall, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 6EB.

Hospital Stays

Local

They can support you to live as independently as you can. This can be done by working with you and people involved in your care to: plan for you to leave hospital safely  help you get back to independence quickl...

Contact: Adult Social Care, Town Hall Annexe, St. Stephens Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 6EA.
British Red Cross Society

Get support at home

National

If you are feeling lonely, please know that you are not alone. The British Red Cross is here to help you. One in five people in the UK say they experience feelings of loneliness, and during the coronavirus pandemic ...

Contact: British Red Cross Society, 44 Moorfields, London, EC2Y 9AL.

Transport home from hospital

National

If you are feeling lonely, please know that you are not alone. The British Red Cross is here to help you. One in five people in the UK say they experience feelings of loneliness, and during the coronavirus pandemic ...

Contact: British Red Cross Society, 44 Moorfields, London, EC2Y 9AL.
Care South

Care South - Home Care Services

Local

Home care can be ongoing, short term, or called upon from time-to-time, and includes the following: Personal Care – Mobility, washing and dressing, bathing, assistance with medication, showering and contin...

Contact: Care South, 39 Commercial Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0HU.

Care South - Home Care Services

Local

Home care is also referred to as domiciliary care. It involves professional, highly trained staff helping clients with everything from domestic chores and shopping, making meals and arranging travel to and from hospital ...

Contact: Care South, 2nd Floor Castle Dene Residential Home, Throop Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 0DB.
Carewatch Care Services

Carewatch

National

Our mission at Carewatch is to provide high quality care outcomes for vulnerable people who want to live at home, independently. We provide quality, personalised home care services designed to enable our customers to re...

Contact: Carewatch, CSN Care Group Ltd t/a Carewatch, Unit 4, Rankin House, Murdoch Court, Roebuck Way, Knowlhill, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK5 8GB.
Christies Care Ltd

Christies Care Ltd

Regional

Dressing, undressing, washing and bathing Care of teeth and hair Assisting with mobility Assisting with feeding Skin and pressure area care Bladder and bowel incontinence Giving or prompting with medication Some...

Contact: Christies Care, Rose House, Street Farm Road, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 1AL.
Country Cousins

Live-in Care & Companionship

National

Country Cousins introduce live-in carers to provide care, companionship and support in the clients own home. They help with meal preparatoin, the running of the home, personal care and escor...

Contact: Country Cousins, Suite 5G Gatwick House, Peeks Brook Lane, Horley, West Sussex, RH6 9ST.
Dorset County Council

Care and support for adults

Local

Adult social care can support you with daily living, keeping your independence, enjoying social interaction, and playing a part in society. We work with you to find the best way to meet your needs. We also act on concern...

Contact: Dorset County Council, Dorset Direct, PO Box 7184, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 9ER.
Focus Care Professionals Ltd

Personal Care for Adults

National

We provide support and personal care for clients ranging from young adults to the elderly, in their homes or institutions. As we aim to providing/delivering the best quality care that is tailored to suit the preferences ...

Contact: PERSONAL CARE - DOMICILIARY HOME CARE, 2-8 Fountayne Road, London, N15 4QL.
Good Oaks Home Care

Good Oaks Home Care

Local

High quality visiting and live-in care. Our professional and compassionate carers follow your bespoke care plan shaped around you. As a team, we develop lasting relationships with our service users and their families. W...

Contact: Good Oaks Home Care, 2a Coy Pond Business Park,, Ingworth Road, Poole, Dorset.
HomeTouch

HomeTouch - Live in Care

National

We know what it takes to make a great live-in carer – warmth, empathy and expertise. Hometouch is one of the nation's leading providers of live-in care. We have no hidden costs and offer free, no-obligation assess...

Contact: HomeTouch, 40 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0NE, LONDON, London, EC1R 0NE.
Kivernell Care

Kivernell Care

Regional

Kivernell Care provide carers to elderly and disabled people who need assistance to maintain an independent lifestyle in their own homes. Kivernell Care also help in the rehabilitation of adults recovering from ill...

Contact: Kivernell Care, First Floor, 745 Ampress Lane, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 8LW.
Living Carers Ltd

Live In Care

Regional

‚ÄčLiving Carers will provide a trained carer to live with you to help you live life as you choose in your own home, enabling you to stay with your husband or wife, garden, pets, familiar circle of friends and neighbours...

Contact: Live In Care (Devon), 5 Newton Court, Bampton, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 9LG.
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