The purpose of our service is to assist with hospital discharge procedures.
Enable the smooth transition from hospital to home
Assist in the prevention of delayed discharge
Promote independence, regain confidence and support people to live independently in the community
Prevent any breakdowns in care and unnecessary hospital admissions
Support Primary Carers
Provide practical and emotional support
Assist in the prevention of falls and act as a safety net for those leaving a hospital setting, residential care and/or intermediate care
Our service will work with a range of health and social care partners to ensure that there is a strong working relationship formed with the Reablement Service, via local authority Adult Social Care, where a service user has some complex social care needs. The Reablement Service is able to provide intensive short term reablement support in the client’s own home with a flexible approach to meet their needs.
When your loved one is in hospital, they will be looking forward to returning to their own home, to recuperate in the place where they feel most comfortable and relaxed; can settle back in to their familiar surroundings.
Whether you require a high level of care, or just some support with activities of daily living during your recuperation period, we can introduce you to a suitable self-employed live in carer.
Our post-operative carer introduction service is usually planned in advance of your hospital admission. This ensures that every element of your care package is organised to commence from the moment that you are discharged from hospital.
As part of our hospital to home service, we may be able to support you with your transfer from hospital, making sure you feel comfortable at all times. We may be able to arrange for a Day Carer to meet you at the hospital.
We can liaise with the Hospital Discharge team to ensure that any required equipment has been installed in your home, for example hoisting equipment. In addition, we will ensure that a full risk assessment is carried out in your home to make sure it is completely safe for your return.
Our service is tailored to meet your individual requirements. Should you have any specific care needs, we can ensure that your living-in carer has received bespoke training in preparation for your discharge from hospital.
We understand that hospitals are not always able to give substantial notice before arranging your discharge. Should you need us to respond quickly, our service can often commence within 48 hours of your initial enquiry. Our Live in Care at Home Team can liaise and work closely with your G.P, hospital Doctors, Nurses, Discharge Teams and Social Workers to ensure you have a smooth transition from hospital to home.