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Home from Hospital

Help to regain your independence and build your confidence following a stay in hospital. The help is free of charge, flexible and based around what you need, such as:

Shopping
Light housework
Collecting prescriptions
Support to attend healthcare appointments
Emotional support
Signposting to other services
Please note that this service does not include any type of personal care.

The service is available for anyone aged over 55, who is resident in Worcestershire and feels that they are unable to cope independently in the short term, or who do not have other home support from family or friends.

Umbrella org:
Age UK
Area serviced:
Worcestershire
Telephone:
01905 740953 or 0800 008 6077
Sector:
Voluntary

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This is the support or care that a person can expect to receive once discharged from inpatient care. Typically a discharge plan will be developed by the multidisciplinary team with the service user which will make clear what care and support will be provided.
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Before you are discharged from hospital, the nursing and medical staff will make an assessment of how well you will be able to manage when you return home. Other members of hospital staff who may be involved in the discharge planning process include: Occupational Therapist who will assess your needs in activities which you carry out every day - washing, dressing, cooking - and will provide advice and recommend equipment to make sure that your home environment is as safe as possible. Physiotherapist who will assess your mobility and recommend any equipment which might help you move more easily and safely. The Care Management Team within Mayday will assess your needs in other areas of your life and provide support, information and advice. There are a range of rehabilitative services available if an immediate return home is not possible. Discharge to a residential or nursing home placement will only be agreed if no other option is available. Others who may be involved could include dieticians or speech and language therapists, who may arrange for their colleagues working outside the hospital to continue any therapy which you have received whilst in hospital. Where nursing staff identify a need for ongoing nursing care - for example dressing a wound or giving injections - they may arrange for a community or practice nurse to continue treatment. If you have any concerns about how you might manage when you leave hospital, or if you would like further information about the discharge planning process please let the nursing staff on your ward know.