After hospital care that rebuilds your independence
We can help you with the skills you need to live your life as you did before going into hospital.
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We understand that you may have been released medically from hospital – but that you and your family still worry how you will cope when you get home. Our care professionals have extensive experience providing home from hospital care. They gently encourage clients to do as much as they safely can for themselves, while helping with the things they find challenging.
The home from hospital care we provide is also known as ‘reablement care’, because it focuses on helping you to re-learn the skills you need to live independently at home. We will guide you on tasks such as cooking, cleaning, getting washed and dressed and getting around the house.
Ken’s Case Study
Ken had always been a fiercely independent man who prided himself on being self-sufficient. He never liked the idea of relying on others for help, and the thought of needing assistance made him feel like he was losing his dignity.
He lived in a flat in a retirement block, and had a good social life and weekly routine that he enjoyed. Unfortunately the warden noticed Ken was not quite right, and after phoning the doctor, Ken was taken to hospital for further tests.
He was in hospital for three weeks, and despite Ken being very keen to leave, he had to have someone around while he was on various new medications and was regaining his lost mobility.
Ken was discharged to live with his daughter and son in law, who had been given GoodOaks’ details by a member of the hospital team. GoodOaks developed a flexible reablement care package for him, which included care visits twice a day, working in partnership with the rehabilitation team, and his family.
Ken insisted that he didn’t need someone to wait on him hand and foot. And we agreed; GoodOaks’ aim was to improve Ken’s confidence and ability to again manage his morning routine independently. The reablement programme encouraged Ken to do as much for himself as possible, whilst helping with tasks that he still found difficult. This flexible service evolved as Ken’s strength improved.
Continuity of care is vital for a package like this, with care professionals understanding what Ken was capable of doing, and where he was struggling.
Following initial visits twice a day, Ken became more confident, his support was reduced to a single care visit in the morning. As he continued to improve, relearning skills, with the help of GoodOaks and the rehabilitation team, he managed to do more by himself. As a result, his requirement for care was reduced to only two visits a week.
Ken, despite being initially sceptical about the concept of having strangers looking after him at all, started to joke that he’d miss their visits, and they should just pop in for a chat. After another few weeks, he moved back in to his flat and his Bridge partner was very pleased to have him back!
Find out more about homecare
The type of care that you’ll need after being discharged from the hospital will depend on your individual needs and circumstances. In general, after hospital care may include a range of services, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, rehabilitation services, personal care, and home health care. You may also need support with general activities, such as bathing, dressing, and grooming, and may require assistance with medication management and reminders. We will conduct a full care assessment to understand how we can best help you transition back to life at home.
The length of time that you will need after hospital care will vary depending on your individual needs and circumstances. Some people may only require a few weeks of after hospital care, while others may need several months or even longer. We consider a number of factors such as the severity of your condition, your ability to recover and regain functional abilities, and the support and resources already available to you.
After hospital care can typically be arranged at any time during your hospital stay so that your care professionals are with you from the moment you leave the hospital, or after you have been discharged from the hospital. Contact our friendly team to arrange after hospital care today.
Our homecare expertise
With our help, clients are able to stay in familiar surroundings that they have spent their lives shaping. Our award-winning training and expertise enables care professionals and office teams to care for a range of conditions with skill, empathy and warmth.Find my local branch
Helping you stay independent and supporting your daily routines, including washing, dressing and medication administration.
After hospital care
Helping to get you back on your feet after a planned or unplanned stay in hospital.
After stroke care
Personalised stroke aftercare and support delivered in the comfort of your own home.
Short-term support, with the same attention to detail and personalisation you’d expect from permanent care professionals.
Specialist dementia care provided with respect, empathy and warmth, in familiar surroundings.
Sharing experiences and enabling you to make the most of being in the community you love.
Experienced care professionals that can support people with more complex care requirements.
With quick starts, GoodOaks’ responsive emergency homecare service can help keep a loved-one at home.
Learning and physical disabilities
Helping you live independently at home with personalised care based on your unique wishes and needs.