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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 24 Home from hospital services services in Gloucestershire.

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Age UK Gloucestershire

Home from Hospital service

Local

A spell in hospital can leave you feeeling anxious and sometimes quite vulnerable. The Home from Hospital service provides reassurance and essential practical support to help get you back on your feet following disc...

Contact: Age UK Gloucestershire, 26 Station Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1EW.
Agincare

Agincare Extra Care - Filton

Local

Extra Care or Assisted living housing developments allow for independent living, but with appropriate levels of care. The aim of extra care housing schemes is to help elderly people live as independent a life as possible...

Contact: Agincare Extra Care, Springfields, Bristol, Avon, BS34 7PD.
Bramble Home Care

Bramble Home Care

Local

Care can be offered every day of the week, all year round and our services range from a 30 minute visit to a 24hour live-in carer. Personal Care – for instance if you require assistance getting up in the mo...

Contact: Bramble Home Care, 96 - 98 Stroud Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 5AJ.
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: Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire, 83 Tower Road North, Bristol, Avon, BS30 8XP.

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: Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire, 83 Tower Road North, Warmley, Bristol, Avon, BS30 8XP.
Broomfield Care

Broomfield Care

Local

Do you have to make the difficult decision about a loved one’s or your ability to live independently and safely at home? Are day-to-day tasks, personal care and basic housekeeping becoming more difficult t...

Contact: Broomfield Care, Suite 1 The Business Centre, Innsworth Technology Park, Innsworth Lane, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL3 1DL.
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.
DoCare

DoCare Ltd

Local

Offers a range of support services in your home to promote independent living. The following provides an outline of the services that we can offer, however we treat each client individually and as such will work with you...

Contact: DoCare Ltd, Griffin Mill, London Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2AZ.
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.
Forest of Dean District Council

Forest Linkline

Local

Forest Linkline is a 24 hour emergency and monitoring service, run by the Forest of Dean District Council, offering round the clock access to a trained operator, providing you with the reassurance and support you need to...

Contact: Forest Linkline, Council Offices High Street, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8HG.
Kinetic Medicine Home Care

Kinetic Medicine Home Care

Regional

Our home care and support services offer short or long term assistance in the activities of daily living (ADLs) for adults. You may need our support for a number of different reasons including age related ...

Contact: Kinetic Medicine Home Care, Bissex Mead, Emersons Green, Bristol, Avon, BS16 7DY.
Live Well at Home

Live Well at Home

Regional

Provides assistance with personal care, bathing, shopping, laundry, domestic tasks, sitting service, meal management, medication management, transport and gardening

Contact: Live Well at Home, William Burford House, 27 Lansdown Place Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2LB.
Living Carers Ltd

Live In Care

Regional

​Living Carers will provide a trained carer to live with you to help you live life as you choose in your own home, enabling you to stay with your husband or wife, garden, pets, familiar circle of friends and neighbours...

Contact: Live In Care (Devon), 5 Newton Court, Bampton, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 9LG.
Prestige Nursing

Prestige Nursing Limited - Gloucester

Local

We offer a wide range of services to help support these groups such as: - Companion care and personal care, to support a wide range of needs at home - Nursing for people with neurological conditions - Support for ...

Contact: Prestige Nursing - Gloucester, First & Second Floors, Three Cups House, 5c – 5d Church Street, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8JG.
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.
Right at Home

Right at Home Bristol

Regional

Our care services Our clients include people who: Appreciate having a helping hand with tasks such as bed making, laundry, shopping, light housework and fresh food preparation. Live alone and miss having regular...

Contact: Right at Home Bristol, Unit 3 G/F, Eclipse Office Park, 20 High Street,, Staple Hill, Bristol, Avon, BS16 5EL.
Rojene Live-in Care

Rojene Live in Care

Local

Provides a live-in carer to enable you to remain living in your own home. Carers provide companionship as well as personal care, continence management, skin care, medication management and light domestic duties.

Contact: Rojene Live-in Care, 2 Mostham Place, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL3 4BA.
South Gloucestershire Council

Adult Social Care

Local

The help you will receive will depend on your situation and needs. We provide a wide range of services to help adults to live as independently as possible. People can choose for the council to either provide some service...

Contact: South Gloucestershire Council, Department for Children, Adults and Health, PO Box 298, Civic Centre, High Street, Bristol, BS15 0DQ.
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