Planning a discharge from hospital
Being discharged from the hospital is a crucial step in ensuring a smooth transition for you or your loved one as you prepare to return home and continue the recovery journey with the right level of support.
Most hospitals have a discharge planning team who are responsible for ensuring that individuals are sent home safely with the appropriate care and support. The discharge team will complete an assessment to see what support is needed, by assessing the level of readiness for discharge, and develop a comprehensive discharge care plan that addresses their medical, physical, emotional, and social requirements.
If this assessment doesn’t happen before you leave the hospital, you should contact social services, as the hospital will not be involved once your loved one is discharged back home.
If a loved one is due to be discharged from the hospital soon, you may find yourself under pressure to find care at short notice. This can be stressful, particularly if care at home is not usually in place. Here at Trinity Homecare, we have been providing home care after hospital discharge for more than 25 years. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can support you or your loved one back to full health.
We have created this downloadable Guide to Home Care After Hospital Discharge, so you can learn more about the process.
Types of care at home after hospital discharge
Everyone is unique, and so is the care that we provide. Our flexible home care after hospital discharge services provide a personalised approach to home care that is tailored to your specific needs. Home care after hospital discharge can take many forms, whether that be visiting care for just one hour a day or several visits per day, all the way up to live-in care or round-the-clock support with 24-hour care.
Home care after hospital discharge can take the form of:
- Visiting care – starting from a one-hour visit a day up to multiple visits per day
- Live-in care – a Trinity carer will come to stay in your home during your period of convalescence to provide care and support whenever you need it
- 24-hour care or overnight care – for those who require support 24/7 or throughout the night only
- Reablement care – for clients who have specific goals for their recovery, such as regaining specific abilities or learning new skills to live independently at home
- Respite care – short-term home care to cover for an existing caregiver
Depending on your circumstances, such as your ongoing health needs, the prognosis of your recovery, mobility, and home living situation, different care options are available. At Trinity Homecare, our experienced carers and flexible care options mean we can quickly put in place care after hospital discharge, usually within 24 hours. And with our flexible approach, if your needs change, the care you receive can be adjusted easily.
Three simple steps to receiving Outstanding care
1. Call Us
Have a no obligation, confidential, conversation with one of our care experts to discuss your needs.
2. Free Assessment
A member of our qualified care team will then visit you or your loved at home to discuss your requirements.
3. Begin Care
Provided you want to go ahead with us, we will then match you with the best carer to meet your needs.
Such as bathing, dressing and continence support
Help to administer medication and health monitoring
Any reasonable help around the home, from cleaning, tidying, and doing the laundry, to walking the dog
Home-cooked meals to ensure nutritional needs are met daily
Keeping wounds clean and changing dressings regularly while monitoring for signs of infection.
Support with existing health conditions such as dementia, Parkinson’s and MS
Help to move around the home safely with hoists,heelchairs and mobility aids
Such as collecting prescriptions, paying bills and doing grocery shopping
The friendship and reassurance offered by a live-in carer cannot be underestimated in maintaining an elderly person’s physical and mental well-being
Visits to the coffee shop or a game of bingo, arranging and accompanying to appointments, or just a walk in the local park
How to arrange hospital discharge home care with Trinity
If you have any questions about home care after hospital discharge or need care organised quickly for a loved one who is leaving the hospital, get in touch with us today. We can help you navigate care after discharge services so you or your loved one get the support you need as quickly as possible.
We offer a free, no-obligation enquiry service, including a free home assessment with our professional care team. Our friendly team is available to take your call every day, from 7.30 am to 5.30 pm. Call us today on 0207 183 4884 or alternately, fill in our online enquiry form.