Berkshire: Independent living > Home from hospital services services

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 31 Home from hospital services services in Berkshire.

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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.
Age Concern Slough & Berkshire East

Home help & 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 at...

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

Care and support

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 &bul...

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

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.
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, Suite 5G Gatwick House, Peeks Brook Lane, Horley, West Sussex, RH6 9ST.
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.

Heritage Healthcare Windsor

Regional

We offer a range of services from personal care and support, to household and domestic assistance, and even straight-forward companionship. The next step is to spend time getting to know you, so we understand your requir...

Contact: Heritage Healthcare Windsor, Claremont House, 70-72 Alma Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3EZ.
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.
In Home Care

Home care services

Local

Companion Services include: Assistance with daily living activities    Friendly conversation Driving/escorting to appointments, club or charity meetings, entertainment, etc    &nbs...

Contact: In Home Care Ltd, 1st floor, 33 Church Street, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 7QQ.
Match Options Limited

Match Options

Regional

Match Options' Licensed Domiciliary Care services (Personal care) include: Assistance with getting up and going to bed, Assistance with personal care, Assistance with dressing and undressing, Monitoring and assistan...

Contact: Care, 246 Trelawney Avenue, Langley, Slough, Berkshire, SL3 7UD.
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.
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