How We Support Transition from Hospital to Home Comfort

With an increasing demand on resources, our national NHS is feeling the pressure, particularly when patients are ready to be discharged from hospital but are unable to leave due to a lack of sufficient care at home. This not only affects the individual’s recovery journey but also puts additional strain on our local hospitals in Lancaster.

At Home Instead, as a compassionate and professional home care provider we can offer a solution for patients in need. We understand the critical role that seamless hospital-to-home transitions play in the health and well-being of our community. That’s why our Home Instead team is dedicated to facilitating a smooth, safe, and swift transfer from hospital back to the comfort and familiarity of home.

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Liaising with Healthcare Professionals

Our Home Instead Lancaster team can meet potential clients and family at the hospital to begin a discussion surrounding their needs. We pride ourselves on working closely with all involved healthcare professionals, including doctors, discharge team, occupational therapists and district nurses. Liaising closely with teams, including discussions about any home adaptations or additional help required for returning home, helps us to make certain that our clients’ needs are met as soon as they arrive back into their home environment. 

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Understanding Your Needs at Home

We will follow up with a home visit for a complete consultation and environment risk assessment. Creating a personalised care plan is our next crucial step. By understanding the individual’s unique situation, we agree on a home visit schedule and introduce a care plan tailored to match the client’s requirements. We know that waiting in hospital, eager to return home, can be daunting, which is why we make it our priority to ensure that no question is left unanswered, no concern unaddressed.

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Support Every Step of The Way

From ensuring that there is milk in the fridge and the cupboard is stocked for the return home, to offering assurance that we’re there every step of the way, Home Instead stands as a reassuring presence amidst the challenges that may emerge. Beyond the practicalities, we provide a vital emotional support system to help clients navigate the transition. We understand it can be overwhelming, filled with uncertainty about managing once back home. Our goal is to lessen the burden, providing relief not only in logistics but with emotional support and companionship too.

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We’re Here to Help

If you or a loved one has been advised of hospital discharge and requires home care support, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Learn more about our home care services by calling us on 01524 951574. For those seeking to contribute to the wellbeing of our local community and interested in job opportunities in the Lancaster area within our team, you can apply online.