Hospital Discharge Care
We work with discharge teams, local authorities and families across the country to provide full-time live-in care for when a person leaves the hospital once they are sufficiently recovered and have a care package to help them remain independent at home 24 hours a day.
Arranging Care Before You Leave Hospital
Before a person can be discharged from the hospital, their care needs must be assessed so that any support or care services they need can be arranged before they leave the hospital.
Any organisations providing these services must be informed of the timing of the person’s discharge and when they should be visited, help and support should also be arranged before you go home (are discharged).
Preparing To Leave Hospital
Any extra help is arranged, such as visits from a district nurse or paid home help
Any equipment is fitted, such as a raised toilet seat
Any home adaptations are made, like grab rails in the bathroom
The Reablement Care At Home process should include:
That they are medically fit (the consultant can only decide this, or someone the expert has said can decide on their behalf).
An assessment of the person’s needs, living environment and support network
A written care plan that records these needs
The relief described in your care plan has been put in place, and it’s safe for you to be discharged.
A system for monitoring and, if necessary, adjusting the care plan to meet any change in needs
An assessment to see if the person qualifies for NHS continuing healthcare
Communication and coordination with the onward care teams are essential if an unnecessary and often distressing move is to be avoided.
Indeed, many older people are now considering their long-term care before the decision is forced upon them by unexpected hospital admission.
Putting your needs first
Whether planned or unexpected, admission to the hospital can be a worrying time, particularly for the older person.
It is likely that within a short period, the older adult and their family will want to know when they can return home and whether further care will be required.
Enabling you to remain in the home you love can have an enormous impact on your health, well-being and even recovery; you can rely on us to take the time to listen and ensure that all your needs are met precisely.
An introduced live in care companion can provide practical assistance with the tasks of everyday life – such as preparing meals, shopping, cleaning, and personal care.
It is there for you when you want to be accompanied to a medical appointment or even take a social outing.
Tailor-made home from hospital care packages
Care for younger adults
Live In Reablement Care At Home
Reablement care provides short-term support to help you return home after a hospital stay, people with disabilities and those who are frail or recovering from an illness or injury.
Reablement focuses on restoring independent functioning rather than resolving health care issues. The objective is to help people relearn how to do things for themselves rather than the conventional home care approach of doing things for people. Reablement is welcomed by individuals receiving the service and represents an investment that may produce savings.
Some people may be eligible for social care support with personal care and equipment. If you, a relative, or someone you care about needs help to live at home.
Home from Hospital – Easing the Burdens of Household Chores
Being the primary carer or a family member, you are inundated with many things to do. In addition to providing care to your elderly loved one, you also have to do other things, such as run the laundry, clean the house, cook food and do the dishes. These household chores alone can already take up a lot of your time.
Feeling burdened by these tasks is normal, but you don’t have to feel overwhelmed by it all. Here are some tips that can help you in easing some of the burdens of caregiving:
- Delegate tasks to family members – Don’t be afraid to get the help of family members and sign them up to do the chores, reducing a lot of your workload.
- Find ways to simplify doing the chores – You can get a vacuum robot, for instance, to clean the floors. You can also plan your meals and then prepare them for the weekend, so you have an entire week’s worth of food. It reduces the need to make meals every day.
- Don’t take everything on by yourself. You are human, after all, and you also need to rest and relax. Get help from us so that you can provide the best care to your family member.
Hospital Discharge Care Frequently Asked Questions
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