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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 22 Home from hospital services services in Devon.

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Allied Healthcare

Allied Healthcare Group - (Exeter)

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, 4 Providence Court, River Court, Pynes Hill, Exeter, Devon, EX2 5JL.

Allied Healthcare Group - (Plymouth)

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, Metropolitan House, The Millfields, Stonehouse, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 3JB.
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: Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset and Channel Isles, Bradbury House Apple Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7HA.

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: Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset and Channel Isles, Lighteridge Hill, Newham, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2XR.
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.
Devon County Council

Adult Social Care

Local

We want to give you the best help and advice to ensure your needs are met and to help you or a loved one live as independently as possible. This might include help with living at home, social care assessments, paying for...

Contact: Devon County Council.
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.
Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy Barnstaple

Local

Driving Miss Daisy is a trusted service offering much more than just transportation. We collect you, drive you to and from your destination and provide assistance as you require in our Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. We ...

Contact: Driving Miss Daisy Barnstaple, 4 Shorelands Road, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 3AA.
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.
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.
Interserve Healthcare

Interserve Care at Home

Regional

Cornwall is covered by our branch located in Torquay, who deliver a care at home service throughout Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. Our Torquay Branch Manager, Joyce Cousins, has over 35 years experience in the care sector...

Contact: Interserve Healthcare Torquay, Torbay Innovation Centres Lymington Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 4BD.
Living Carers Ltd

Live In Care

Regional

​Living 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.
Prestige Nursing

Prestige Nursing Limited

Local

We offer a wide range of services to help support these groups such as: Personal care This normally includes help with washing, toileting, dressing, oral care, feeding, assistance with medication and getting up/going ...

Contact: Prestige Nursing - Exeter, 308 Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 6HG.
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.
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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