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Home from Hospital Care – Hospital Discharge Services

We all know what it’s like when we’ve been in hospital for a while. You may be feeling anxious about returning home. You may have lost some of your confidence to do simple daily tasks that you were able to do before going into hospital. Or as a result of your stay in hospital you might need to make some lifestyle changes, which you are unsure of how to manage. Whatever the reason for being discharged from hospital, Caring Hands are able to help settle you back into your home safely and quickly, giving you the care and support you need, when you need it with home from hospital care.

To find out more about how we can help you get back on your feet quickly and safely after your stay in hospital please contact Caring Hands on 01489 582926 or email us at enquiries@caringhandsds.co.uk.

Quite often you are never quite sure when the hospital staff are going to say you are well enough to go home, then all of a sudden, it seems, they say you can go home. You may be desperate to get home to familiar surroundings and loved ones, but the hospital are concerned about letting you go home until you have some help and support in place.

At Caring Hands we are able to respond to your request for support on discharge from hospital very quickly to make your transition of care from hospital to home as smooth as possible. We will speak to you, your family and the hospital to find out why you were admitted to hospital, what things were you able to do before you went into hospital and whether you are still able to do these things. We will also speak to the hospital regarding your medication and any particular personal care and support that we need to have in place. Sometimes we will visit you in hospital to check that we are safely able to support you at home. Depending on your condition, we will visit your home to make sure you are able to safely support yourself when we are not there. We will also liaise with other services, such as the Occupational Therapist, regarding equipment you may need to help you at home, such as walking frame or grab rails.

It may be that you require help for a few weeks, just while you get back on your feet. Our experienced staff can provide short term practical support to ease the transition from hospital to home, helping you to regain your independence, rather than us ‘doing’ everything for you. It may take you longer to regain your independence, so we will speak to you about putting a longer care and support plan in place, that helps you regain your independence safely, over a period of time. Our trained staff will not just come in to your home and take over doing everything for you, as we know this does not help you to regain your independence; rather it can make you dependent on long term support. There will be a clear care and support plan in place that will help our competent staff and yourself to regain your independence at your own pace.

If you have been in hospital for a while and have not got any family close by we can provide any domestic help you may need, before you leave hospital, in order to ease your return home, such as a an essential food shop, house clean and laundry.

We will give you our expert advice and options for the best care and support package to help you back on your feet. But remember, you decide when you want us to visit you and how often and what you would like us to do.

To find out more about how we can help you get back on your feet quickly and safely after your stay in hospital please contact Caring Hands on 01489 582926 or email us at enquiries@caringhandsds.co.uk.