Durham: 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.

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Age UK Teesside

Welcome Home Project

Regional

The Welcome Home project aims to provide support and company for those older people who have been discharged from a hospital stay and live alone in Redcar and Cleveland. Before or upon discharge suitable patients will b...

Contact: Age UK Teesside, The Dorothy Rose Suites (29-32) , The TAD Centre , Ormesby Road , Middlesbrough, Cleveland, TS3 7SF.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HomeTouch

HomeTouch - Live in Care

National

HomeTouch is an introductory agency as defined by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We select, vet and introduce self-employed carers to clients via an online platform and facilitate care contracts between clients and s...

Contact: HomeTouch, 40 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0NE, LONDON, London, EC1R 0NE.
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

Hospital Support

National

We provide a wide range of services and support in hospitals which free up NHS staff time for patient care. Our thousands of hospital volunteers help improve older people’s experience in hospital, support their rec...

Contact: Royal Voluntary Service, Beck Court , Cardiff Gate Business Park , Cardiff , CF23 8RP.
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.
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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