Essex: 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.
21 - 29 of 29 Home from hospital services services in Essex.
Right Care Ltd
We provide high quality reliable care for people in their own home at times they most need it. Our staff are sensitive and compassionate to all needs. we aim to preserve dignity and privacy to the highest degree at all t...
Contact: Domiciliary (Home Care) Agency, 3 Colchester Business Centre George Williams Way, 1 George Williams Way, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2JS.
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.
Adult Social Care
We provide support to help you live as independently as possible and have a good quality of life. Support Services include: • START - a service to help you maintain or recover independence i...
Contact: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.
The Care Agency
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.
24 Hour Live-in Home Care Service
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.
Adult Social Care
Provides care and support services for older people living in Thurrock. Services provided can include: • healthcare • equipment • help in your home...
Contact: Thurrock Borough Council.
Homecare Reablement Service
Thurrock Council's Homecare Reablement Service provides support to vulnerable people in Thurrock. Reablement is the name we give to short-term support designed to help keep vulnerable people safe and as independent as po...
Contact: Community Solutions Team, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, RM17 6TJ.
Caring 4 U (UK) Ltd
We are a domiciliary care agency providing a personalised 'gold star' service to individuals to enable them to retain their independence and remain in their own home. We provide specialist support for families...
Contact: Caring 4 U (UK) Ltd, 25 The Bardfield Centre, Great Bardfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7 4SL.
Xtracare Agency Ltd
We provide Care and Support at home to help our Service Users to maintain a happy independent lifestyle in the comfort of their own home. We also provide Personal Care, Domestic Care, Companionship, Escorting to any...
Contact: Xtracare Agency Ltd, 1st Floor, 285-287 Rye Lane, London, SE15 4UA.