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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 20 Home from hospital services services in Durham.

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Allied Healthcare

Care Concern - Darlington

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 - Darlington, Unit 2H, Enterprise House, Valley Street, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 1GL.

Care Concern - Durham

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 - Durham, 1st Floor, Humber House, Mandale Business Park, Durham, County Durham, DH1 1TH.
As And When Ltd

Home Support Services for independent living

Local

We offer support within the home and extend our services to the wider community to ensure people's lives continue as normal as possible. The list of services are. Shopping service/assissted shopping service Sn...

Contact: As And When Ltd, 6, Mickleton Close, Templetown, Consett, County Durham, DH8 7UG.
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: County Durham and Teesside, Northumbria and Cumbria, Croft House Western Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE4 8SR.

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: County Durham and Teesside, Northumbria and Cumbria, Croft House Western Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE4 8SR.
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.
Darlington Borough Council

Adult Social Care

Local

To enable older people, carers, people with a physical, visual or hearing impairment, a learning disability or a mental health need to live as independently as possible in their local communities, help and support is ava...

Contact: Darlington Borough Council, Central House Gladstone Street, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 6JX.

Reablement Service

Local

Reablement is about giving adults the opportunity and confidence to relearn and regain some of the skills they may have lost because of poor health, disability or impairment, following a spell in hospital or problem...

Contact: Adult Social Care, Central House Gladstone Street, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 6JX.
Durham County Council

Adult Social Care

Local

We offer a range of services for older people that have been developed to help you get the most from life. For example, if you want to stay in your own home you can get help from our reablement services or visi...

Contact: Durham County Council, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL.
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.
Hospital of God at Greatham

Home from Hospital

Local

Home from Hospital aims to provide people with dementia with emotional and practical support on admission into hospital, for the duration of stay and upon discharge . This specialised service will support the person wit...

Contact: Hospital of God at Greatham, Minerva House St. Marys Court, Horden, County Durham, SR8 4DQ.
Interserve Healthcare

Interserve Care at Home

Regional

Welcome to the Tees Valley Care at Home branch! Our Tees Valley branch is situated in the heart of Stockton-On Tees, from the Tees Valley office we cover a large geographical area to include Saltburn by the Sea on the Ea...

Contact: Interserve Healthcare Tees Valley, Suite 22 Durham Tees Valley Business Centre, Orde Wingate Way, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS19 0GD.
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.
Royal Voluntary Service

Home to / from Hospital

Regional

When older people come out of hospital, they can need more intensive support than usual to help get them back on their feet. Royal Voluntary Service Home from Hospital services provides daily visits by volunteers for a p...

Contact: Tees Valley.
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.
The Good Companions Healthcare Group

provider of 24hour Live in care

National

Good Companions provide 24 Hour Live In Care services throughout the country. With a network of Regional Managers, who are all registered nurses, we can ensure that a local high quality service is delivered in your...

Contact: Live in and Respite care.
Yorkshire Housing

Stockton-on-Tees Home Improvement Agency

Local

We provide independent advice on repairs, improvements and adaptations for clients. This includes help with: Applying for local authority grants and loan schemes. Releasing money tied up in the value of your home. A...

Contact: Stockton-on-Tees Home Improvement Agency.
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