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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.

1 - 20 of 26 Home from hospital services services in Bedfordshire.

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1st Homecare Solutions Limited

1st Homecare Solutions Ltd

Local

Home Care services

Contact: Home care, 7a High Street Mews,, High Street, Leighton Buzzard, Beds, LU7 1EA.
Allied Healthcare

Allied Healthcare Group - (Bedford)

Local

We can provide a full range of services including help to manage personal care, help with household tasks, cooking, shopping, cleaning, getting out and about and socialising.  

Contact: Allied Healthcare Group, 1st FLoor, 11 Goldington Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3JY.

Allied Healthcare Group - (Luton)

Local

We can provide a full range of services including help to manage personal care, help with household tasks, cooking, shopping, cleaning, getting out and about and socialising.

Contact: Allied Healthcare Group, Langham House East, Ground Floor, 29/37 Mill Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2NA.
Almond Care Ltd

Domiciliary Care

Regional

Almond Care offers high standards of personal care, reliability and friendly service to clients, in all age groups, who are living in their own home and require a little extra help and support and because we genuinely ca...

Contact: Almond Care, Eliot Park Innovation Centre, 4 Barling Way, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 7RH.
Bedford Borough Council

Adult Social Care

Local

We aim to support people to live independently in your own home or where this is not possible, to provide alternative care arrangements that allow you to be as independent as possible. Services provided can include: &b...

Contact: Bedford Borough Council, Borough Hall Cauldwell Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 9AP.

Help Leaving Hospital

Local

Our aim is to help you to go home as safely and independently as possible.  In order to assess what support is required, the social worker will assess the needs of the patient and take into account the views of the ...

Contact: Bedford Borough Council, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP.
British Red Cross Society

Mobility aids

Regional

We provide short-term loans of wheelchairs and other equipment at almost 1,000 outlets in the UK. The types of mobility aids we provide include the following: Wheelchairs Backrests Bath seats Walking sticks and frames C...

Contact: Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex, Unit 10 Marshgate Centre Harlow Business Park, Harlow, Essex, CM19 5QP.

Support at home

Regional

How do we help people? The support offered by our volunteers can smooth the process of settling back into a normal routine and enable people to regain their confidence and independence. The service includes: rebuild...

Contact: Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex, Baker Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7HT.
Caremark

Caremark (Bedford)

Local

At Caremark Bedford we understand that making the decision to use outside help for your own or a family member’s care and support can be extremely difficult. We know that some of the daily routines which many peopl...

Contact: Caremark (Bedford), Bedford Heights Business Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 7PH.
Carewatch Care Services

Elderly Care Services

Local

Carewatch provides a full spectrum of care across the UK, including practical care, personal care and complex care. Carewatch provides care and support in the community with a view to preventing or delaying the need for ...

Contact: Carewatch Care Services - Luton and S Bedfordshire, 37 Alma Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2PL.
Central Bedfordshire Council

Adult Social Care

Local

We can help you to:   •    Stay in your own home •     Get back on your feet (reablement) •     Urgent Homecare and Falls Response Service &bu...

Contact: Central Bedfordshire District Council.
Christies Care Ltd

24 hour live-in care ongoing respite palliative

National

 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 o...

Contact: New Client Team, 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, Aviation House, Cross Oak Lane, Redhill, West Sussex, RH1 5EX.
Extra Help

Extra Help Rickmansworth

Local

Extra Help Home-Help Services for the Elderly We provide a helping hand for elderly people who are still living independently and require assistance to manage their daily routines. Our fully screened, DBS checked home-he...

Contact: Rickmansworth, 178 Links Way, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 3RN.
First Community Care Ltd

Agency Staffing

National

Complex Care We provide short and long term staffing solutions by provision of trained & experienced (RNLDs/ RMNs/RGNs) & Care Assistants/Support Workers who have constant access to ongoing skills improvement fo...

Contact: First Community Care Ltd, 41 Maytree House Hawthorn Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE4 6RW.
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.
Home Instead Senior Care

Home Instead - Hemel Hempstead and Chilterns

Local

We provide specilally selected and highly trained Carers to provide high quality bespoke service in clients own homes.Services include companionship,home help,personal care and personal transportation.Our aim is to keep ...

Contact: Home Instead Senior Care, The Lockhouse, Frogmore Rd, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 9RJ.
JSM Care

JSM CARE LTD

Regional

We provide a fully vetted, qualified nurses and trained care assistance who match each individual assignment.  

Contact: JSM CARE LTD, 3 Spencer Parade, Room 10, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 5AA.
Luton Borough Council

Adult Social Care

Local

Provide care and support services for older people living in Luton. Services provided can include: •    healthcare •    equipment •    help in your home or...

Contact: Luton Borough Council, Town Hall, George Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2BQ.
MegaCare Services

Mega Resources Nursing & Care

Local

The service gives a person access to a variety of care support, whether it be a check visit, medication prompting, assistance with washing, dressing, personal care or help to get to appointments or daycare. It makes a di...

Contact: Mega Resources Nursing & Care, Suite E, 20 Grove Place, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3JJ.
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