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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 29 Home from hospital services services in Greater Manchester.

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Age UK Bolton

Home from Hospital

Local

Developed in partnership with Bolton NHS Foundation Trust Hospital and Senior Solutions, the service is aimed at supporting older people make a safe discharge from hospital and provide them with the practical and emotion...

Contact: Age UK Bolton, The Square, 53-55 Victoria Square, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 1RZ.
Age UK Salford

Hospital Discharge, Aftercare and Reablement

Local

The service supports people from the point of entry to the Emergency Village should they need it, discharge support and up to 6 weeks after they have returned home. Support includes emotional companionship, basic practi...

Contact: Age UK Salford, 108 Church Street, Manchester, M30 0LH.

Social Rehabilitation Service

Local

The Social Rehabilitation Service works with individuals who have experienced a life changing event such as an injury, illness, trauma or bereavement. The service is also for people who have lost confidence and dropped o...

Contact: Age UK Salford, 108 Church Street, Manchester, M30 0LH.
Allied Healthcare

Allied Healthcare Group - Wigan

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 2 Beecham Court, Pemberton Business Park, Smithy Brook Road, Wigan, Lancashire, WN3 6PR.
British Red Cross Society

Dawn patrol

Regional

Many elderly people die needlessly each year following falls, accidents or hypothermia because no-one realised there was a problem. Dawn patrol is a local initiative developed to combat these difficulties by ensuring t...

Contact: Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester, 31 Earle Street, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, WA12 9LW.

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: Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester, 31 Earle Street, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, WA12 9LW.

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: Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester, Pitman Court, Pittman Way, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 9ZG.
Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

Community Care

Local

Community care means helping people to live as independently as possible either at home, in the community or in short or long term care. Community Care Services include: day care home care meals on wh...

Contact: Bury Council, Town Hall Knowsley Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0SW.
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.
EasyCare Ltd

EasyCare Ltd

Local

We aim to provide care to suit your individual requirements, the care you need will be customised to suit your lifestyle. It can be as little or as much as you wish, the quality will not alter. It can be long term or s...

Contact: EasyCare Ltd, 4 Frecheville Court, Glenmore Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0UF.
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.
Interserve Healthcare

Interserve Care at Home

Local

Greater Manchester Our branch located on Livsey Street in Rochdale delivers homecare services throughout the Greater Manchester area. Our care at home service allows you to stay in the comfort of your own home whilst rec...

Contact: Interserve Healthcare Rochdale, First Floor, 1 Livsey Street, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 1SS.
Kare Plus

Kare Plus Oldham

Local

Provides support in people's own homes, from personal care tasks to collecting shopping. Helps people to live at home for as long as possible with the support they require, helping to maintain their independence.

Contact: Kare Plus Oldham, Unit 1.09B Hollinwood Business Centre, Albert Street, Oldham, Manchester, OL8 3QL.
Manchester Care & Repair Ltd

Home from Hospital Service

Local

Manchester Care & Repair, the City Council and NHS Manchester are working together to help older people across the City. If you’ve been ill, you may appreciate extra support with things like increasing your wel...

Contact: Manchester Care and Repair Ltd, Unit 14, Empress Business Centre, 380 Chester Road, Manchester, M16 9EA.
Person Centred Care Services

Person Centred Care Services

Local

Personnel Care - Dressing, Washing, Bathing, Medication Social Care - Accompanied visits, Sitting Service, Reading, Letter Writing Domestic Care - Cleaning, Laundry, Shopping, Meal Preparation 24 Hour Support

Contact: Person Centred Care Services Ltd, 10 Tameside (Hyde) Business Enterprise Centre Corporation Street, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 1AB.
Plus Resources

Plus Resources

Regional

Our service provides fully qualified and CRB enhanced healthcare staff to help support and provide healthcare for Private and Residential Care homes around Hull and the East riding of Hull. We also provide a re...

Contact: Plus Resources, Community Enterprise Centre, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU5 2DH.
Preferred Home Care Services

HOME CARE, LIVE IN

Local

Preferred Home Care Services What we do Preferred Home Care Services supplies a well resourced and dedicated care staff on a floating and outreach basis to adults in the community living in their own homes who are aged ...

Contact: Preferred Home Care Services, 21 Bent Lane, PRESTWICH, Manchester, M25 1DL.
Prestige Nursing

Prestige Nursing Limited - East Lancashire

Regional

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 - East Lancashire, 1 Sentinel Court, Wilkinson Way, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 2EH.
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