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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 UK Canterbury

Hospital Care Navigator

Local

Our team of care navigators are integrated at the Kent & Canterbury hospital and strive for the safe and timely discharge of patients, working with Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Carer's Support and Kent ...

Contact: Age UK Canterbury, Castle Row, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2QY.
Age UK Maidstone

Take home and settle

Local

This service enables older people who have attended Accident and Emergency, at either Pembury or Maidstone Hospital, to go home rather than be admitted back in to hospital having leaghty waits for ambulances. It serves ...

Contact: Age UK Maidstone, 7 Mill Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6XW.
Age UK Medway

Home from Hospital

Local

The service provides support for people who have recently been discharged from hospital, and aims to reduce the risk of being quickly re-admitted. The home from hospital service has recently moved and is now operating fr...

Contact: Age UK Medway, The Admirals Offices, Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TZ.
Allied Healthcare

Allied Healthcare Group - Ashford

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 - Hythe, Red Lion Square, Hythe, Kent, CT21 5AU.

Allied Healthcare Group - Chatham

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 - Chatham, 1st Floor, 70 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4DS.

Allied Healthcare Group - Gravesend

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 - Gravesend, 3rd Floor Apex House, London Road, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 9PD.

Allied Healthcare Group - Maidstone

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 - Maidstone, Ground Floor Suite, Ascot House, 22-24 Albion Place, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5DZ.

Allied Healthcare Group - Tonbridge

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 - Tonbridge, 32 London Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN4 0QA.
British Red Cross Society

Get support at home

National

If you are feeling lonely, please know that you are not alone. The British Red Cross is here to help you. One in five people in the UK say they experience feelings of loneliness, and during the coronavirus pandemic ...

Contact: British Red Cross Society, 44 Moorfields, London, EC2Y 9AL.

Transport home from hospital

National

If you are feeling lonely, please know that you are not alone. The British Red Cross is here to help you. One in five people in the UK say they experience feelings of loneliness, and during the coronavirus pandemic ...

Contact: British Red Cross Society, 44 Moorfields, London, EC2Y 9AL.
Carers 4 U

Carers 4 U Ltd - Domiciliary Home Care

Local

We will provide Care Workers to carry out domestic and personal duties to people who prefer living in their own homes. Personal Care Duties: Assist our service users Personal Care duties:- Feeding Gett...

Contact: Carers 4 U, Unit F16 Birch House, Birch House, Erith, Kent, DA8 1QX.
Christies Care Ltd

Christies Care Ltd

Regional

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 or prompting with medication Some...

Contact: Christies Care, Rose House, Street Farm Road, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 1AL.
Community Lifeline

Lifeline Health trading as Community Lifeline

Local

Personal Care Meal Preparation Respite Care Dementia Crisis Shopping Domestic Duties

Contact: Head Office, 59 Station Road, Longfield, Kent, DA3 7QA.
Compassion Home Care

Compassion HomeCare

Local

Compassion HomeCare is a specialist Home Care provider covering the Bromley, Orpington and Sevenoaks areas.  Whether you need regular day to day care or more specialist 24 hour care, we can tailor a Care Plan to sui...

Contact: Compassion HomeCare, 26 Cowden Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0TR.
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, Suite 5G Gatwick House, Peeks Brook Lane, Horley, West Sussex, RH6 9ST.
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.
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

Regional

Welcome to the Croydon Care at Home branch! Located in the centre of Croydon, our Croydon branch services South London, Surrey and Kent. As a branch we provide over 110,000 hours of care each year. The branch team has a ...

Contact: Interserve Healthcare Croydon, 7th Floor, 125 Grosvenor House High Street, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 9XP.
Kent County Council

Adult Social Care

Local

The following advice and services may be available: * How I can stay at home * My choices if I can't stay at home * Dementia support * Short term support * Equipment * Adult placements * Respite care * Residential and ...

Contact: Kent County Council, Sessions House County Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XQ.
Kent Social Care Professionals Domiciliary Services

Domiciliary Service

Regional

We believe that everyone deserves the best possible care whilst promoting independence and freedom of choice.  We personally assess every client and can design or tailor-make services to meet all your support needs....

Contact: Kent Social Care Professionals, Golden Boot Chambers, 27 Gabriels Hill, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6HX.
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