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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 32 Home from hospital services services in Berkshire.

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Age Concern Slough & Berkshire East

Home from hospital service

Local

Help coming out of hospital Working out of Wexham Park Hospital, our team provide accompanied transport for people to help them get home from hospital. We then ensure that our clients are settled in, and help with the l...

Contact: Age Concern Slough & Berkshire East, 551 Fairlie Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1HL.
Age UK Berkshire

Home from Hospital

Local

The service offers practical support such as help with shopping, cleaning, GP appointments and medication ordering. The service lasts for 2-3 weeks. Our experienced staff work with you to ensure that you are settled in ...

Contact: Age UK Berkshire, Huntley House, 119 London Street, Reading, RG1 4QA.
Bracknell Forest Borough Council

Adult Social Care

Local

The focus of our support is to enable people to retain their independence, which will mean people can stay in their own homes for as long as possible. Services provided can include: •    healthcare...

Contact: Bracknell Forest Borough Council, Time Square Market Street, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1JD.

Home Improvement Service

Local

Adaptions and equipment for your home If you have difficulty coping in your home, there is equipment which can help you can live at home independently and safely. The choice of equipment includes: walking frames tex...

Contact: Bracknell Forest Council, Time Square Market Street, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1JD.
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 Walkin...

Contact: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, 90 Eastern Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5SF.

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: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, 90 Eastern Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5SF.
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 - Reading, Huntley House, The Annexe, 119-121 London Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4QA.
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.
Chrome Tree Care

Home Health Care Services Slough and Berkshire

Regional

Our home care users are people with disabilities, sensory impaired people, elderly requiring help with personal care such as dressing up, grooming, bathing etc people requiring help with day to day domestic chores, peopl...

Contact: Chrome Tree Care, Regus House, 268 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 4DX.
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.
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.
Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare

Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare

Regional

Provide nursing and care to support individuals continue living an independent and fulfilled life at home.

Contact: Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare, 10 Church Street, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 8DZ.
Halcyon Home Care

Halcyon Home Care

Regional

Halcyon Home Care provides care services 7 days a week throughout the year to enable elderly customers in maintaining an independent life style in their own home. We are local professionals with all our staff l...

Contact: Home Care, Oakleigh House Altwood Close, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 4PP.
Heritage Healthcare

Heritage Healthcare Hounslow & Richmond

Local

We support clients to continue to live independently within the comfort and familiarity of their own home without having to go into residential care. Our services include registered personal care, household and domestic,...

Contact: Heritage Healthcare Hounslow & Richmond, Unit B 292 Worton Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6EL.
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.

Home Instead Ascot, Camberley & Wokingham

Local

Home Instead support people to live in their own homes. We can help take the stress out of day to day living, with the same Caregiver visiting as often as possible, getting to know the client, their routines and their pr...

Contact: Home Instead Ascot, Camberley & Wokingham, 8 Tanners Yard, London Road, Bagshot, Surrey, GU19 5HD.

Home Instead Senior Care

Local

Personal Care Housekeeping Companionship / Befriending

Contact: Home Instead Senior Care, 116 Marchamont House High Street, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9HB.

Home Instead Senior Care - Reading

Local

We help people to stay independent in their own homes by encouraging them to participate in a variety of daily activities

Contact: Home Instead Senior Care - Reading, Beacontree Court Beacontree Plaza Gillette Way, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0BS.
Interserve Healthcare

Interserve Care at Home

Regional

We cover Oxfordshire through our branch based on Alexander Road in Farnborough. Our Farnborough branch delivers our care at home service across both Oxfordshire and Berkshire. We provide only the highest quality qualifi...

Contact: Interserve Healthcare Farnborough, 7 Alexandra Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6BU.
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