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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 Bath and North East Somerset

Home from Hospital

Local

We can offer free short term practical help for up to 7 days with:  transport home and settling in making sure you are safe, warm and comfortable help with shopping help with light meals or arrangem...

Contact: Age UK Bath and North East Somerset, 18 Kingsmead Square, Bath, Avon, BA1 2AE.
Agincare

Agincare Home Care - Bristol

Local

The service enables individuals to maintain independence by assisting them with as much or as little home care support that they need on a daily basis. Agincare can provide Live-in Care to enable low, medium or high depe...

Contact: Agincare, Monarch House, Suite 22a Smyth Road, Bristol, Avon, BS3 2BX.
Alliance Homes

Home from Hospital Service

Local

The service is for those who have little or no support available, either formal or through friends and family. We can provide floating support for up to six months if required. Where longer term needs are...

Contact: Alliance Homes, 40 Martingale Way, Portishead, North Somerset, BS20 7AW.
Allied Healthcare

Allied Healthcare Group - (Weston Super Mare)

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 - Weston Super Mare, 11 Boulevard, Weston Super Mare, Somerset, BS23 1NR.

Allied Healthcare Group - (Yeovil)

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 9, Bartec 4, Watercombe Lane, Lynx Trading Estate, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2SU.
Aster Group

Home from Hospital

Regional

Home from Hospital We understand that things can be hard work when you've just come out of hospital. Just getting home can be a challenge. Too many people stay in hospital longer than they need to, just because they hav...

Contact: Aster Living, Sarsen Court, Horton Avenue, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 2AZ.
Bath & North East Somerset Council

Adult Social Care

Local

We commission services for older people to help them continue to live independently in their own home wherever possible. Some of the services we commission include: •    Social care assessments ...

Contact: Bath & North East Somerset Council, Adult Care & Commissioning, PO Box 3343, Bath, BA1 2ZH.
Bright Care Agency

BRIGHT CARE AGENCY

Local

Bright care provides a range of care and support staff and services, including  domiciliary care, supported living, extra care, and continuing  healthcare (non-nursing).  Bright care provides domiciliary c...

Contact: SUITE 3, Badger House, Oldmixon Crescent, Weston-super-Mare, Avon, nn1 5at.
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: Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset and Channel Isles, Bradbury House Apple Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7HA.

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: Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset and Channel Isles, Lighteridge Hill, Newham, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2XR.

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.
Butterfields Home Care Ltd

Butterfields Home Sevices

Local

What do we offer?    A bespoke care package, tailored to your own personal needs. A service that arrives when you’d like it too and as often as you’d like it to. An exceptionally ...

Contact: Butterfields Home Services, The Manning Suite, Victoria House Victoria Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3FA.
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.
Interserve Healthcare

Interserve Care at Home

Regional

Cornwall is covered by our branch located in Torquay, who deliver a care at home service throughout Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. Our Torquay Branch Manager, Joyce Cousins, has over 35 years experience in the care sector...

Contact: Interserve Healthcare Torquay, Torbay Innovation Centres Lymington Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 4BD.
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.
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.
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