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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.
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.
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.
Doves Care Services

Domiciliary Care , Emergency shift covers

Local

Doves Care Services is a domiciliary care service provider that provides care, treatment and support to the elderly who have substantial difficulties and find it hard to cope with day to day things. As an enabling provi...

Contact: Domiciliary and shift covers for Nurses and Carers, The Acorn Centre, room 2, 5 Oak Court,, Ivybridge, Devon.
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.
Helping Hands North Devon Care

Helping Hands North Devon Care

Local

We offer help in your home tasks could be cooking, cleaning, personal care etc. We promote health and well-being.

Contact: Domiciliary Care Ageny, Sandcastles Beach Road, Woolacombe, Devon, EX34 7AA.
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.
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.
Plymouth City Council

Maintaining your independence (Home Help)

Local

We aim to support people in living independently in their own homes wherever possible. These pages provide information about the range of services available to support people at home. Approved providers list [91KB] at ht...

Contact: Adult Social Care, Windsor House Tavistock Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 5UF.
Pure Healthcare

Pure Live-in Care

National

We provide high quality Live-in Care. Depending on the specific needs of an individual, a Live-in Carer can: ·Assist with getting in & out of bed ·Assist with dressing & undressing ·Assist...

Contact: Pure Healthcare Staffing/Pure Live-in care, 25 Charter Gate Quarry Park Close, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 6QB.
Red Sails Homecare Ltd

Red Sails Homecare Ltd

Regional

Red Sails provides a live-in care service for clients in their own homes which is tailored to each individual’s needs. We focus exclusively on live-in care which could range from: a few days to a fe...

Contact: Red Sails Homecare Ltd, Suite 133, 89 Commercial Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5RR.
Right at Home

Homecare services

National

At Right at Home, we offer dedicated care and support from a professional, friendly care team. Our home health care services are person-centred, as we tailor our visits and personal care plans according to the individual...

Contact: Right at Home.
Royal Voluntary Service

Hospital Support

National

We provide a wide range of services and support in hospitals which free up NHS staff time for patient care. Our thousands of hospital volunteers help improve older people’s experience in hospital, support their rec...

Contact: Royal Voluntary Service, Beck Court , Cardiff Gate Business Park , Cardiff , CF23 8RP.
The Care Agency

The Care Agency

National

The Care Agency has been offering a live in care service for 20 years, with personal attention to every detail. We are a national company, who introduce kind, warm and compassionate carers with traditional values wh...

Contact: The Care Agency, 23a Church Street, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 4AE.
The Good Care Group

24 Hour Live-in Home Care Service

National

Our expertly trained professional carers provide a range of tailored live in care services across England and Scotland, everything from companionship, personal elderly care, lifestyle support, domestic duties and social ...

Contact: The Good Care Group, 15th Floor, Tower Building, York Road, London, SE1 7NQ.
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