Hospital Discharge Care
We work with discharge teams, local authorities and families across the country, to provide full-time live-in care that for when a person leaves the hospital once they are sufficiently recovered and have a care package in place to help them remain independent at home.
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 that they need can be arranged before the person leaves the hospital.
Any organisations that will be 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 (this can only be decided by the consultant, 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
Admission to hospital, whether planned or unexpected, can be a worrying time, particularly for the older person.
It is likely that within a very 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 that you love can have an enormous impact on your health, wellbeing and even recovery, you can rely on us to take the time to listen and to ensure that all your needs are met, in the precisely the right way.
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.
Being there for you when you’d like to be accompanied to a medical appointment or even taken on a social outing.
Tailor-made home from hospital care packages
- Complete 24-hour companion care packages available
- Care breaks for carers
- Respite and overnight care
- Live in care for couples
- Care for younger adults
- Rapid response care at home
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.
The focus of reablement is 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 appears to be 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
Coming out of the hospital – Easing the Burdens of Household Chores
With being the primary carer or a family member, you are probably inundated with so 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.
It’s normal to feel burdened by these tasks, 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:
- Get the help of experts in home health care in Plymouth & Southampton.
There are professional caregivers such as Live In Care that you can turn to in case you need help with caring for your loved one and doing household chores. With healthcare at home in Plymouth, Exeter & Southampton, you will be able to free up some time so you can also attend to your personal needs.
- 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.
Specialised hospital discharge care, perfect for all your care needs.