Our Approach to Preventing Hospital Stays

Learn how proactive home care from Home Instead Hinckley can help keep your loved ones healthy and safe at home and prevent hospital stays. Call us on 01455 247979.

Staying well at home is increasingly important as we age, especially since hospital stays become more likely. Home care is an effective solution, not only in supporting a quick return home after hospital discharge but also in preventing the need for unnecessary hospital stays. 

At Home Instead Hinckley, Burbage, and Nuneaton, companionship and relationship-led care are at the heart of our home care visits. Our Care Professionals build meaningful relationships with our clients to provide proactive and effective home care that keeps clients healthy, happy and safe at home.

Preventing Hospital Stays

Here’s a closer look at some of the ways our approach to home care enables our clients to stay well at home, and can help to avoid unnecessary hospital stays:

  1. Encouragement and Adherence to Medical Advice: Our local experienced team regularly collaborates with local healthcare professionals and we can support you for example to attend your GP appointment, ensure medication is taken as prescribed, get sight or hearing tested, follow physio recommendations. This approach helps to stay well, manage chronic conditions and prevents complications that could lead to more serious issues or hospitalisation.

  1. Careful Monitoring: We get to know our clients, and so we are able to keep an eye out for subtle signs and symptoms that may indicate a problem. Our alertness to changes and the award winning training of our team, allows us to catch potential issues before they require emergency care.

  1. Fall Risk Mitigation: Reducing the risks associated with accidents and falls – a common concern for older adults – is a priority. During our care consultation we will understand risks and continue to ensure homes are secure and equipped for safe mobility, an environment where clients can move confidently and avoid injuries that might necessitate hospital stays.

  1. Promoting Activity: Physical and mental agility are essential to overall wellbeing, especially as we age. Our Care Professionals can support clients to get out and about locally, or to attend a regular exercise class, a group or a place of interest – and a caring conversation is available too! All of which can promote a healthier lifestyle and so reduce the risk of health problems.

  1. Nutritious Meals and Healthy Habits: Staying hydrated and eating well are important for all ages. We can assist in planning and preparing home cooked meals, encourage healthy exercise, and ensure cleanliness and hygiene in the home. Proper nutrition and hygiene are key factors in preventing illnesses and hospital admissions.

In addition to our home care and companionship services, we offer specialised care at home for those living with dementia or Parkinson’s disease. Our Care Professionals receive specialist training, enabling them to provide compassionate, supportive care at home.

Home Instead Hinckley’s ‘outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) underscores our commitment to excellence. The latest CQC report highlights our dedication to safety, timely medication administration, and meticulous risk management, providing reassurance that clients are in safe, capable hands.

As one client’s daughter explains in a 5 star review at homecare.co.uk, “Choosing Home Instead was undoubtedly the best decision I have made.”

Care Quality Commission

Get in touch

Would you like to find out more about our approach to
home care in Hinckley, Burnage and Nuneaton? Contact our local team at Home Instead to discover how we can positively impact the life of yourself or a loved one, call us on 01455 247979 or for job opportunities apply online at our website.