A Smooth Transition: From Hospital to Home with Home Instead Folkestone

Discover how Home Instead Folkestone assists older adults in making a seamless transition from hospital to home care, reducing strain on the NHS and facilitating recovery.

Returning home from a hospital stay can be a challenging period for older adults and their families. It’s a critical time when the right support can make a significant difference in recovery and overall wellbeing. In Folkestone, we know the NHS is under pressure with many patients unable to leave the hospital due to insufficient care at home. That’s where our team at Home Instead Folkestone steps in with our hospital to home care service, ensuring a smooth transition for your loved ones.

Our Care Professionals understand the complexities involved when an older adult is discharged from hospitals like the Royal Victoria in Folkestone. We are committed to providing personalised care that adapts to the unique needs of each individual we serve. But what does this support look like in real terms?

Hospital discharge can often come with little notice, leaving families scrambling to arrange care. We believe that no one should face this daunting task alone. Our responsive approach means that we can often arrange care on short notice, offering peace of mind when it is most needed.

Hospital to Home Care in Folkestone

An example of how we tailor our support can be seen through the story of one of our clients. Following a lengthy hospital stay, an older adult returned home under the vigilant care of our Folkestone team. Her daughter shared, “Under their supervision, she has progressed amazingly well after her long stay in hospital and has regained her strength and confidence.” This is a testament to the skill, passion, and commitment of our Care Professionals, who work tirelessly to ensure a safe and comfortable return home.

Collaboration with local GPs and hospitals is key to our service. We strive to ensure continuity of care, so our clients feel supported every step of the way. By working closely with healthcare professionals, we can create a tailor-made care plan that addresses medical needs, promotes recovery, and nurtures independence at home.

Recovery doesn’t just involve medical treatment; it’s also about re-establishing a routine, gaining back confidence, and managing everyday tasks. Our Care Professionals assist with medication reminders, prepare nutritious meals and provide companionship. They can also help with mobilisation, encouraging safe movement to prevent complications and facilitate recovery.

Establishing a Daily Routine at Home

We know that trust is crucial when it comes to the care of your loved ones. At Home Instead Folkestone, we not only foster trust; we become an extended part of the family. That’s why many families in Folkestone, Hythe, Ashford and the surrounding areas place their confidence in us, knowing their relatives will receive the highest quality of care that respects their dignity and promotes their independence.

Contact us

If you or your loved one are anticipating a hospital discharge, don’t wait until the last minute. Contact Home Instead Folkestone today on 01303 847899 to learn more about our hospital to home care services. Our friendly team is ready to answer your questions and discuss how we can support you during this important phase of recovery. Let’s ensure your transition from hospital to home is as smooth and stress-free as possible.