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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 Dorset.

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Agape Care Solutions

Agape Care Solutions

Local

It provides care and support toi vulnerable adults living in their own homes. Supporting with personal care, carer respite, preparing meals, assisting with feeding, shopping, washing and dressing, waking up and getting i...

Contact: Agape Care solutions - Home care Agency, Unit C,, Mitre Court, 16 Commercial Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0JW.
Agincare

Agincare Home Care - Christchurch

Local

Care Workers can carry out personal care tasks, domestic tasks, shopping, laundry and some also provide a sitting service in order that carers can have some respite or companionship when needed. This will enable you to r...

Contact: Agincare, Stour Road, 19c Magnolia House, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1PL.
Allied Healthcare

Allied Healthcare Group - Bournemouth

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 - Bournemouth, 135-139 Belle Vue Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH6 3EN.
Bournemouth Christchurch & Poole Council

Adult Social Care

Local

Perhaps you’re looking for help at home to stay safe and well. There are a variety of solutions available: equipment, adapting your home, doing things differently or increasing your confidence and skills. We can al...

Contact: Bournemouth Borough Council, Town Hall, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 6EB.

Care Direct - Care At Home

Local

Care staff can help people to: Get up and go to bed Wash and dress Go to the toilet Prepare and eat a meal.

Contact: Adult Social Care, Town Hall Annexe, St. Stephens Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 6EA.

Care Direct - Help When You Leave Hospital

Local

They can support you to live as independently as you can. This can be done by working with you and people involved in your care to: plan for you to leave hospital safely  help you get b...

Contact: Adult Social Care, Town Hall Annexe, St. Stephens Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 6EA.
Bournemouth Churches Housing Assn.

BCHA - Leaving Hospital Support Service

Local

Our Leaving Hospital Support Service helps to make the return home from Bournemouth Hospital as stress-free and simple as possible - particularly if you (or someone you know) is worried about coping at home.

Contact: Bournemouth Churches Housing Assn, St Swithun's House, 21 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3NS.
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.
Care South

Care South - Home Care Services

Local

Home care is also referred to as domiciliary care. It involves professional, highly trained staff helping clients with everything from domestic chores and shopping, making meals and arranging travel to and from hospital ...

Contact: Care South, 2nd Floor Castle Dene Residential Home, Throop Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 0DB.

Care South - Home Care Services

Local

Home care can be ongoing, short term, or called upon from time-to-time, and includes the following: Personal Care – Mobility, washing and dressing, bathing, assistance with medication, showering and contin...

Contact: Care South, 39 Commercial Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0HU.
Carewatch Care Services

Carewatch Wessex

Local

Carewatch Wessex offers a range of services designed to help people maintain, and retain, independence, dignity and security, in their own homes. Carewatch Wessex have a vast experience in delivering local personali...

Contact: Carewatch Wessex, The Farmhouse, Kingsmead Business Park, Shaftesbury Road, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 5FB.
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.
Dorset County Council

Adult Social Care

Local

At some point in our lives, many of us need help to look after ourselves. This might be because of illness, accident, disability or simply getting older and more frail. This is when our social care services can help. We...

Contact: Dorset County Council, Dorset Direct, PO Box 7184, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 9ER.
Eleanor Homecare

Eleanor Home Care

Regional

We provide the following services Reablement, Personal care such as bathing and dressing, Sitter service, Getting up in the morning, Putting to bed Assistance with medication, Registered nurse to administe...

Contact: Eleanor Nursing and Social Services Ltd, 404 Lewisham High Street, London, SE13 6LJ.
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.
Good Oaks Home Care

Good Oaks Home Care

Local

High quality visiting and live-in care. Our professional and compassionate carers follow your bespoke care plan shaped around you. As a team, we develop lasting relationships with our service users and their families. W...

Contact: Good Oaks Home Care, 2a Coy Pond Business Park,, Ingworth Road, Poole, Dorset.
Help and Care

Hospital Discharge Support Service

Local

At Help and Care we understand know how stressful a hospital admission can be and have a number of services that provide support to help you to feel confident and safe when you return home. The thought of leaving hospit...

Contact: Help & Care, The Pokesdown Centre, 896 Christchurch Rd, Pokesdown, Bournemouth, BH7 6DL.
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