A stay in hospital can be long and frustrating; sleeping on a ward, only being able to see family at approved visiting times, hospital food and most importantly being away from home. So, it is understandable that many people want to get back home as soon as possible.
However, when it comes to transitioning from hospital to home care, it’s important to ensure there is the right care in place. While in hospital there is round the clock medical care, emergency response, doctors and nurses on call and physio – when transitioning from hospital to home care, it is important to ensure that there is similar support in place to help aid the road to recovery.
Ensuring the right care is in place is often a condition for discharging a patient and is an important consideration for both the patient and family members as adequate support will be needed once they are home to avoid readmission and a smooth recovery. Whether you are recovering from planned or unplanned surgery – a period of rehabilitation is important for your longer-term health.
The difficulty of transitioning from hospital to home care is that the patient will go from having round the clock care from a team of health professionals to just one or two family members or carers. While it can be tempting to think that it is possible for family or friends to provide home care, it can be a huge strain and they may not have the adequate healthcare training. Looking into hiring a home carer can help with this pressure and ensure there is someone who can focus on all elements of rehabilitation such as help with mobility, personal care, housework, running errands, attending appointments and more.
Live In Solutions can provide a carer on a part-time, full-time, or live-in basis to help with outpatient recovery at home. We will work with you to design a care plan that meets your needs and budget. Home care can be much more affordable than you think and provides much needed care and support.
Home care is also helpful if other members of the household or family cannot take time off work to provide the additional support needed. We will aim to match you with the perfect carer so you can build a professional friendly relationship and someone with the right skills, training, and experience to provide the care you need.
If you would like to discuss organising a hospital to home care plan, please get in touch with us at Live In Solutions and we’ll be happy to talk you through our services and how we can support you as well as answer any questions you may have. The transition from hospital to home care can be difficult, but at Live In Solutions we aim to help make it as smooth as possible and provide you with the support you need to get back to full health.
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