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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.

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Age Concern Eastbourne

Community Services

Local

Home from Hospital Through this service we provide short-term practical help and support to older patients on being discharged from hospital. Dedicated volunteers provide practical help, such as shopping, collecting pre...

Contact: Age Concern - Eastbourne, Venton Centre, Junction Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3QY.
Age UK Brighton & Hove

Crisis Level 1

Local

Level 1 can help with problems such as: - shopping for essential items - quick/light meal preparation - support with personal care and showering - posting mail and collecting prescriptions - light household tasks - &lsq...

Contact: Age UK Brighton & Hove, 29-31 Prestonville Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3TJ.

Crisis Level 2

Local

What is Crisis Level 2? Level 2 service offers support to older people to help increase confidence, prevent falls and maintain independent-living. This can involve a one-off visit to provide advice on preventing fal...

Contact: Age UK Brighton & Hove, 29-31 Prestonville Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3TJ.
Age UK East Sussex

Home from Hospital

Local

How our volunteers can help Visit older people at home for between 4 to 6 weeks Accompany them to a hospital or doctors’ appointment Collect prescriptions and shopping Prepare light snacks Prov...

Contact: Age UK East Sussex, BN7 2AN.
Allied Healthcare

Allied Healthcare Group - Eastbourne

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, Unit 8 Harvington Business Work, Brampton Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 9BN.
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: Kent and Sussex, Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3QG.

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: Kent and Sussex, 25 Red Cross House College Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6SX.
Brunswick Care

Brunswick Care

Local

Our services include: Home Help...daily living tasks such as help with shopping, preparing meals and domestic chores Home Care...personal care tasks such as bathing, dressing, toileting and help with feeding,...

Contact: Brunswick Care, 162 Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2DL.
Canford Healthcare plc

Ashridge Community Care

Local

Our main aim is to help you to remain independent in your own home for as long as possible. We do this by ensuring that our care packages are tailored to individual needs, which is done following an assessment with a qua...

Contact: Ashridge Community Care, 163 Barnhorn Road, Bexhill, East Sussex, TN39 4QL.
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.
East Sussex County Council

Adult Social Care

Local

Our aim is to make sure you get the support you need to live as independently and safely as possible. You are the best person to decide what works for you, so you will be in charge of making all the major decisions about...

Contact: East Sussex County Council, St. Marys House St. Leonards Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3UU.

Occupational Therapy

Local

Services available include: practice with day-to-day tasks, such as dressing and cooking, for older people preparing to return home after a stay in hospital loaning you a special piece of equipment such as...

Contact: East Sussex County Council - Social Care Direct, St Mary's House, 52 St Leonard's Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3UU.
Enabling Care For You

Enabling Care For You Ltd

Regional

Shopping Trips Domestic Cleaning Personal Care Live in Care (Short or long term) Palliative Care Social Support (Companions) Respite Care Domiciliary- Home Care Fully adapted transpor...

Contact: Philippa Lefever / Lesley Pell, 2 Sedgebrook Cottage, Brook Lane, Plaxtol, Kent, TN15 0QU.
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.
Grace Home Care Services

Grace Home Care Services.

Regional

Building on extensive experience within the caring professions, Grace Home Care will ensure that the way that care is delivered will concentrate on high quality customer service, whilst at the same time upholding the ver...

Contact: Grace Home Care, Suite 2, Quarry House Mill Lane, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5AA.
Interserve Healthcare

Interserve Care at Home

Regional

Brighton and Hove Based in Brighton itself, we cover a wide area including Haywards Heath, West Sussex, Eastbourne, Surrey, Horsham, Folkestone and Tunbridge Wells, to name but a few.  We supply highly trained Heal...

Contact: Interserve Healthcare Brighton, 7 Queen Square, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3FD.
Kind Hands Caring Services

Kind Hands Caring Services Ltd

Local

We can provide personal, practical and social care to our clients in their own home environment on a one to one basis. Our services are designed, primarily, for the elderly who are physically frail or housebound and supp...

Contact: Kind Hands Caring Services Ltd, 144 Whitley Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 8LS.
Krystal Care Services

Krystal Care Services

Local

Krystal care Services provides a full range of services including help and support with personal care , shopping (escorted if required), Household tasks , Cooking , Socialising , Medication needs ,Hospital / Doctors appo...

Contact: Domiciliary Care Agency, 53, Western Road, Bexhill On Sea, East Sussex, TN40 1DT.
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