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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 23 Home from hospital services services in Worcestershire.

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Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire

Home from Hospital

Local

Are you worried about coping at home after a stay in hospital? Our Home from Hospital service provides trained volunteers to help older people regain their independence and confidence for up to six weeks following a stay...

Contact: Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
Allied Healthcare

Allied Healthcare Group - (Worcester)

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, Suite 7 & 8, Offerton Barns Business Centre, Offerton Lane, Hindlip, Worcestershire, WR3 8SX.
Almond Care Ltd

Domiciliary Care

Regional

Almond Care offers high standards of personal care, reliability and friendly service to clients, in all age groups, who are living in their own home and require a little extra help and support and because we genuinely ca...

Contact: Almond Care, Eliot Park Innovation Centre, 4 Barling Way, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 7RH.
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: Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire, Bradbury Court, Wainwright Road, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR4 9GY.

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: Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire, 6 Harrow Road, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 0EH.
Bromsgrove District Council

Bromsgrove Lifeline

Local

The Lineline alarm allows you to summon assistance by pressing either the red button on the control unit or the portable pendant also supplied which you wear as you move around your home. Our Monitoring Centre is staf...

Contact: NEW Lifeline (Bromsgrove and Redditch), Town Hall, Walter Stranz Square, Redditch, Worcs, B98 8AH.
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.
Fortis Living

Hospital Discharge Service

Local

Care & Repair Worcestershire have two Housing Discharge Coordinators based within the Integrated Discharge Teams at The Worcestershire Royal Hospital in Worcester and at The Alexandra Hospital in Redditch. The Housin...

Contact: Care & Repair Worcestershire, 9 Queen Street, Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 8LA.
Highfield Home Care

Highfield home care

Local

Highfield home care provide Services provides quality care into your homes.

Contact: Home Care Services, Highfield Stream Road, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 9PB.
Interserve Healthcare

Interserve Care at Home

Regional

West Midlands There is nothing quite like being in the comfort of your own home, which is why our established care at home service offers you the choice to remain independent at home, enabling your family and friends to ...

Contact: Interserve Healthcare Birmingham, Room 46-47 12 Guildhall Buildings Navigation Street, Guildhall Buildings Navigation Street, Navigation Street,, Birmingham, B2 4BT.
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.
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.
Redditch Borough Council

NEW Lifeline (Redditch and Bromsgrove)

Local

The Lineline alarm allows you to summon assistance by pressing either the red button on the control unit or the portable pendant also supplied which you wear as you move around your home. Our Monitoring Centre is staf...

Contact: NEW Lifeline, Town Hall, Walter Stranz Square, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 8AH.
Routes Healthcare

Care at Home

Regional

Routes home care offer a full and flexible care and support service in your own home helping you with personal care and practical support to enable you to live at home in your own community with as much independence as p...

Contact: Routes Healthcare West Midlands, Chapmans Passage, Birmingham, B1 1QU.
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.
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