Care at home to support your recovery
With more and more hospitals looking to get patients home quickly and safely in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that you and your loved ones may be feeling anxious about being discharged without any additional support.
Here at Helping Hands, we believe that you should never have to compromise on your wellbeing, so we’re here to help you readjust to life at home and feel safe and supported throughout the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.
Whether you need regular visits to deliver groceries and medication, help with chores and keeping your home clean or 24-hour care support for constant care and companionship, we’re here to help. And if you’re living with a more complex condition that requires more intensive support, we also provide expert and high quality nurse-supported care to those who need it, ensuring that you have the level of care you need to help you on your road to recovery.
The Government have announced more than £500 million to help people return home from hospital.
If you or a loved one needs support at home, there are funding options available to you. Call us today on 0333 0603 862 to find out how we can support you.Request a callback Email us
Needing a short period of live-in care after an unexpected operation, I contacted this company. I was in quite a state of anxiety but the staff were helpful and understanding, quickly assessed my needs and were able to provide some flexibility since I was waiting on a daily basis for the call from the hospital.
My carer for a week was a perfect match for my needs, professional but with great compassion, kindness and fun.
Ailish, customer from the East Midlands
What is post-hospital care?
With post-hospital care from Helping Hands, we’ll work closely with you and your loved ones to provide a bespoke support plan that provides you with the care you need to feel safe and settled at home following your hospital discharge.
It may be that you are recovering from an illness or infection and would like a helping hand at home until you feel completely yourself again, or perhaps you have experienced a fall and feel anxious about returning home without any additional support. Whatever it is you need, we’re here to provide safe and person-centred care to provide peace of mind throughout the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.
Our priority is always – and always has been – your safety, and our dedicated home care supports you in whichever way you need, providing peace of mind to both you and your family. Our carers can help with:
- Personal care including washing, showering and dressing
- Mobility support within your home and around your garden
- Collecting groceries and preparing nutritious meals
- Collecting prescriptions to ensure you remain in good health
- Companionship to provide comfort and support whilst you are separated from your family
- Household duties such as cleaning, washing, ironing and vacuuming
And if your condition is more complex, we have a dedicated team of clinical nurses on hand to help with safe and reliable nursing support, including tracheostomy care, non-invasive ventilator care or complex continence needs, such as catheter and stoma care.
The types of care available after hospital discharge
Here at Helping Hands, there is no ‘one size fits all’, and we pride ourselves on providing unique support that is built entirely around you and your needs. So, whether you’d simply like short and regular visits to support you with your household chores or full-time live-in care, we’ll work entirely around you.
With visiting care, a carer will pop in as little or as often as you’d like to make sure that you’re comfortable and have everything you need. And if you like, they can also drop by with any household essentials that you may need, such as food or medication, as well as supporting with any light household duties such as ironing, washing and cleaning.
Alternatively, it may be that live-in care is the ideal solution to help you on your road to recovery. We’ll work closely with you and your loved ones to hand-select a carer that’s compatible with your personality and preferences, who will then live with you in your home to provide constant reassurance and round-the-clock care.
There are many benefits to having a live-in carer throughout the coronavirus pandemic, such as having the same carer every day and your carer only needing to leave your home to collect groceries or vital prescriptions. This a great option if you are returning home from hospital, as live-in care provides the constant support and reassurance that you’re used to, but in the comfort of your own home.
We can also provide short-term care to support you on a temporary basis until you feel fully recovered, and in the event of an emergency, we can often have a package of care in place in as little as 24 hours.
After hospital care for the elderly
Returning home after a spell in hospital can be daunting for anybody, especially if you are feeling weaker or more vulnerable than when you were first admitted. And we understand that the uncertainties of the current situation can be unsettling, particularly if you are over the age of 70 or have an underlying health condition. But with your safety at the fore, we’re here to support you in any way you need throughout the COVID-19 outbreak and beyond.
With over 30 years’ experience and as one of the UK’s leading elderly care providers, we know exactly what it takes to provide high quality care that leaves you feeling safe and supported in the comfort of your own home. And with a dedicated team of expert carers local to you, we’re fully equipped to support a wide variety of conditions, including dementia, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis, to name a few.
After Hospital Care FAQs
After hospital care is for anyone that requires additional support when they return home after a hospital admission but who is well enough to be discharged.
After hospital care can be arranged for the day that you’re discharged, so that you’re supported as soon as you get home. Depending on the reason for your stay and the level of care you’ll require, your doctors and nurses will discuss your discharge with you and sometimes other professionals, too, so that you can prepare for when you leave hospital. For those that are discharged quickly, we can arrange care in as little as 24 hours.
After hospital care includes support with personal care, mobilising safely, housekeeping, attending appointments and companionship. We can provide regular visits from a team of local carers several times a day or round-the-clock live-in care if you have clinical needs.
Page reviewed by Kerry Feltwell, Regional Clinical Lead on April 22, 2021