Our after hospital care for the elderly service
At Good Oaks Home Care, we know that a visit to the hospital can result in elderly people needing some time to recover and adjust to being back at home. After hospital discharge, you may even need a lift home to start your recovery process. We are there to provide the service you need, from start to finish.
The home from hospital care we provide is also known as ‘reablement care’, because this type of care focuses on helping you to learn or re-learn the skills you need to live independently at home, therefore re-enabling you to live your life as you did before going into hospital. We will guide you on tasks such as cooking, cleaning, getting washed and dressed and getting around the house. We have two home from hospital care options; home care visits and live in care.
Home care visits
When returning home from being a hospital patient, you may only require a carer to visit at certain times of the day to help with specific tasks such as making meals, getting washed and dressed or administering medication. Our visiting carers are on hand at any time of the day, as regularly as you need.
Live in care
Live in care might be more appropriate if you need longer, more intensive rehabilitation when returning home from hospital, such as recovering from an operation, stroke or serious accident. Our live in carers are on hand to provide care throughout the day and night, 24/7, whether you need physical or mental health care.
Being assessed for home from hospital care
We can visit you, or your loved one, in hospital to carry out an initial assessment. We will ask you about the level of support you would like and offer any advice based on our experience.
We’ll also visit your home with a family member, to get an idea of the kind of help you will need there. It’s good for us to understand your home environment in order to plan care effectively.
Selecting the right carer
Based on what you have told us, and your specific needs around the house, we will choose a carer with the right personality and skills to provide the care you need and want.
Home from hospital care plan
We’ll then put together a care plan with your carer and by the time you are discharged from hospital, we’ll have everything up and running and your care can begin.
Once you arrive home, your care begins, whether it be live in care or care visits. Your carer will stay with you until you feel you are ready to become independent again, or can remain with you on a permanent basis.
Ethos – care after hospital discharge
Good Oaks believes that good, enabling care at home after a hospital stay is all about rebuilding independence. We understand that a stay in hospital can knock our clients’ confidence and make everyday tasks seem difficult to manage. Our carers work with you to help you resume your daily routine as much as possible.
We follow a multi-disciplinary approach in our home from hospital care packages. We ensure that the client is at the heart of the hospital discharge team and work hard to build strong, enabling relationships with family, friends, nurses, physio- and occupational therapists.
Our team has extensive experience with home from hospital and reablement care. Our carers gently encourage our clients to do as much as they safely can for themselves, while helping with the things they find challenging.
Why choose Good Oaks?
- Our can-do, proactive attitude
- Quick start to care packages
- Regular reviews
- Flexible care packages
- Extensive experience
- Multi-disciplinary approach
- Cost-effective solution to care at home
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Case Study – home after hospital discharge
Mr K suffered from a stroke in early 2014 and was in need of home care after hospital discharge. After three weeks in hospital, he was discharged to stay with his daughter and son-in-law while he recovered.
Good Oaks was chosen to provide his reablement care package. We visited twice daily and worked in partnership with the stroke rehabilitation team and Mr K’s family to deliver a flexible reablement care service.
Our aim was to improve Mr K’s confidence and ability to manage his morning routine independently. Our reablement programme encouraged Mr K to do as much as he can himself, whilst helping with tasks he still found difficult. This flexible service responded and adapted as Mr K’s health improved.
Continuity of care is vital for a package like this, as our carers needed a good insight of what Mr K could and couldn’t do, and to allow an enabling, professional relationship to develop.
After initially visiting twice daily, we agreed with Mr K to reduce his care visits to one visit in the morning as he was feeling more confident. He was still improving and relearning skills with the help of the rehabilitation team and Good Oaks, but he was managing to do more and more by himself. Mr K has now cut down Good Oaks’ visits to just twice a week.
Who to call to organise home care from hospital
If you’re looking to organise home care from hospital, you can call Good Oaks Home Care and our specialist care team will have a free, no obligation conversation with you about the care you need. We can then get your care plan started straight away. Find your local office to call us today.
The team has been really good in helping me get back to normal after the stroke. I enjoy their company and they’ve been very flexible and a great help, which is much appreciated.more testimonials