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Hospital to Home Care

Quality homecare reduces the risk of repeat injury and helps you return to your usual lifestyle.

Bespoke homecare after hospital services from Right at Home

  • Helping you to return to your own home
  • Home from hospital services for long-term or short-term care
  • Highly-rated after hospital care at home across the UK

What is hospital to home care?

Our home from hospital care service is designed to support those returning home after being discharged from hospital. If you’re coming home following illness, injury, or an operation, it can be comforting to have the support of a CareGiver in place of hospital staff. 

Get in touch with your local Right at Home office to discuss the benefits of our after hospital care at home.

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"I was so pleased to have found Right at Home when mum needed extra support at home following a fall. I found the senior staff and carers to be kind, caring, hardworking and professional. I was kept informed with phone calls and follow up review meetings, as well as a daily report left on site."

Jane | Client

How can we help your hospital discharge planning?

After a stay in hospital, Right at Home’s professional and personalised support can make the transition back home as relaxed and worry-free as possible.

Our homecare after hospital discharge services can encourage people to come out of hospital sooner. Our Clients feel confident in the knowledge that they have personal and practical support available that can reduce the risk of repeat injury and re-admission.

We can help you or your loved one with:

  • Supervision of discharge arrangements
  • Transport home
  • Food shopping
  • Managed live-in care if required
  • Help with washing, dressing and personal care
  • Medication support
  • Physical assistance and support to move safely around the home
  • Light housekeeping
  • Pet care
  • Accompaniment to appointments
  • Re-assessment of needs

From one-hour per day through to live-in care, your choice of support is available as and when you need it and is tailored to meet your individual needs.

FAQs about our home from hospital service

What are your hospital to home services?

Our services provide you with support after returning from hospital due to illness or injury. We can support you during your recovery process with accompaniment to appointments, transport, medication support and light housekeeping.

How much does homecare after hospital cost?

The price of our homecare will depend on the Client’s individual needs and the number of hours of care provided. We always recommend a minimum care visit of one hour to be able to provide safe and effective care. 

Please contact your local Right at Home office so they can provide you with an estimated cost of care.

How to qualify for hospital to home services

There are no qualification requirements for our personalised homecare after hospital services. In some situations, local authorities or social services may offer support for patients when they leave hospital. Whether or not you qualify for NHS continuing healthcare funding after hospital discharge will depend on whether your designated team of healthcare staff decide that you need healthcare related care and support when you leave hospital. 

If you or a loved one require support after a stay in hospital, contact your local Right at Home office to discuss your requirements.

What are reablement services?

Reablement is the term used in health and social care as an alternative name for short-term, after hospital care at home. Reablement services include help with daily activities that someone recovering from a hospital stay may not be able to complete alone. These may include washing, dressing and domestic tasks. 

Our highly-rated home from hospital services can be short-term or long-term, depending on your requirements. Long periods spent in hospital can take their toll on mental health and self-confidence as it can feel like you are no longer independent. We believe that intermediate care between hospital discharge and a return to normal life is far preferable to staying in hospital, as the familiar surroundings of your home will encourage your recovery back to health and independent living. 

Can you be discharged from ICU to home?

It is very rare to be discharged directly from an intensive care unit (ICU) to home. Usually, after spending time in an intensive care unit, patients will be transferred to a hospital ward before being discharged home. This interim hospital stay allows you to receive necessary aftercare and continued 24-hour support whilst at your most vulnerable. 

Only once you have been correctly assessed and received any necessary rehabilitation treatment will you be allowed to return to your home. At this stage, you may seek some support from our CareGivers in your home, as it can be quite an adjustment to live independently after a stay in ICU. 

If you would like more information on our hospital to home services, get in touch with your local Right at Home office to discuss the exact combination of homecare services to suit your needs.

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