Isle of Wight: 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 Isle of Wight

Hospital Discharge Support Service

Local

Could you use a little extra help to get you home? The Support at Home Service at St Mary’s Hospital can help The Support at Home service offers short-term practical and emotional support at home to help people re...

Contact: Age UK Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight.
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: Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Surrey, Unit 25 Parham Drive, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 4NU.

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: Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Surrey, Wey Court, Meadrow, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 3JE.
Carewatch Care Services

Signature by Carewatch Care Services

Local

We deliver domiciliary care to individuals who wish to remain at home as opposed to going into residential care. We also provide support services such as cleaning, shopping, transporting from the island to mainland hospi...

Contact: Signature by Carewatch, 10 Pyle Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1JW.
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.
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.
Good Oaks Home Care

Good Oaks Home Care

Local

High quality visiting and live-in care. Our professional and compassionate carers follow your bespoke care plan shaped around you. As a team, we develop lasting relationships with our service users and their families. W...

Contact: Good Oaks Home Care, 2a Coy Pond Business Park,, Ingworth Road, Poole, Dorset.
Isle of Wight Council

Adult Social Care

Local

The Adult Social Care Service aims to promote people’s wellbeing and independence by supporting them to: Live independently Stay healthy and recover quickly from illness Exer...

Contact: Isle of Wight Council, County Hall High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD.
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.
Red Sails Homecare Ltd

Red Sails Homecare Ltd

Regional

Red Sails provides a live-in care service for clients in their own homes which is tailored to each individual’s needs. We focus exclusively on live-in care which could range from: a few days to a fe...

Contact: Red Sails Homecare Ltd, Suite 133, 89 Commercial Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5RR.
Royal Voluntary Service

Home to / from Hospital

Regional

When older people come out of hospital, they can need more intensive support than usual to help get them back on their feet. Royal Voluntary Service Home from Hospital services provides daily visits by volunteers for a p...

Contact: North and South West Hampshire.

On-ward Service

Regional

We train our volunteers to offer befriending to older people on the ward, this is really welcomed particularly when family live far away, or friends can only visit during the evenings and weekends. Our volunteers&nb...

Contact: North and South West Hampshire.
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.
The Good Companions Healthcare Group

provider of 24hour Live in care

National

Good Companions provide 24 Hour Live In Care services throughout the country. With a network of Regional Managers, who are all registered nurses, we can ensure that a local high quality service is delivered in your...

Contact: Live in and Respite care.
Wight Home Care Ltd

Home from Hospital Service

Local

Provides help with domestic tasks, personal care, and shopping or any other requirement for anyone who has just been discharged from hospital.

Contact: Wight Home Care Limited, Fortis House, Cothey Way, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1QT.

Personal Domiciliary Care & Support

Local

Provides personal care at home on a 24 hour 365 days a year basis.  Also help with shopping, pensions, medications, shopping trips, and any other tasks to support and maintain safe independent living. In a...

Contact: Wight Home Care, Fortis House, Cothey Way, Ryde, Isle Of Wight, PO33 1QT.
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