Preventing Hospitalisation

How Home Instead Lewes District and Uckfield Support Clients' Health at Home

At Home Instead Lewes District and Uckfield, we provide more than just care. Our approach to care at home helps clients manage long-term health conditions, prevents unnecessary hospitalisations and supports the NHS's five-year plan for community-based care at home. 

Here’s how we make a difference…

Case Study One: End-of-Life Care at Home

This case illustrates the importance of fulfilling a client’s final wishes and providing compassionate end-of-life care in a home setting. Key points:

  1. Client’s wish: The gentleman wanted to die at home, highlighting the importance of respecting patient autonomy in end-of-life decisions.
  2. Coordinated care: Home Instead worked with the hospital and hospice to arrange the client’s discharge and necessary equipment, demonstrating effective collaboration with other local organisations.
  3. Specialised expertise: Our Care Manager, Kat’s, experience in hospice care was invaluable in coordinating services and understanding the client’s needs.
  4. Holistic approach: The care team involved various professionals (district nurses, doctors, social workers) to address all aspects of the client’s well-being.
  5. Personalised care: A small team of familiar key team players including our Scheduler, Sarah, and our Care Manager, Kat, provided consistency and comfort for the client.
  6. Family support: Home Instead’s role in providing respite for the family allowed them to be present for their loved one’s final moments.
  7. Dignity in death: The client passed away surrounded by family in a non-clinical setting, fulfilling his wishes and maintaining his dignity.

Case Study Two: Complex Care for Cancer Patient

This case demonstrates the challenges of caring for a client with multiple health issues and the importance of care tailored to an individual’s needs. Key points:

  1. Complex medical history: The client has breast and brain cancer, with additional complications from radiotherapy leading to brain damage, speech issues and hemiplegia.
  2. Balancing independence and support: Despite cognitive impairments, the client retains capacity and desires independence, which Home Instead aims to support.
  3. Family respite: The introduction of a live-in carer allows the family to have quality time with the client without the constant caregiving from loved ones.
  4. Personalised Care Professional matching: Home Instead conducted extensive interviews to find a Care Professional whose interests and skills align with the client’s needs and preferences.
  5. Uncertain prognosis: The care plan is flexible to accommodate the client’s changing needs as her condition progresses.
  6. Holistic care approach: While not yet requiring palliative care, the client benefits from an in-depth care plan that addresses both medical and quality-of-life needs.

Case Study Three: Adapting Home Care for Safety and Independence

This case showcases how our home care can adapt to changing circumstances and support a client’s desire to remain in their own home. Key points:

  1. Proactive risk assessment: Home Instead had previously identified the stairs as a safety hazard, demonstrating foresight in care planning.
  2. Adaptive home modifications: Collaborating with the client’s next of kin, Home Instead arranged for the client’s living space to be moved downstairs to ensure safety and accessibility.
  3. Structured care schedule: The client receives three one-hour visits per day, providing regular support and monitoring.
  4. Community engagement: Home Instead facilitates outings and activities to keep the client connected to her community and maintain her quality of life, including regular trips out to Sheffield Park and Raystede.
  5. Practical assistance: Care Professional’s help with essential tasks like ordering food and medication management, supporting the client’s independence.
  6. Personalised care for specific needs: The care plan addresses the client’s hearing impairment and mobility issues.
  7. Social support: For a client living alone, Home Instead services provide crucial social interaction and companionship.

These case studies illustrate Home Instead’s commitment to personalised, compassionate care that adapts to each client’s unique circumstances and supports their desire to remain in their own homes. The company’s approach emphasises dignity, independence and quality of life, while also providing essential support to families and caregivers.

Home Instead Lewes District & Uckfield’s Range of Support at Home Services

We offer a range of services that go beyond traditional care, including:

These services enable our clients to receive professional support in the comfort of their own homes, reducing the need for hospital visits and admissions.

Supporting NHS Goals and Reducing Pressure

Our services align perfectly with the NHS’s five-year plan to manage long-term conditions in community settings, particularly in people’s homes. By providing skilled care and health monitoring, we:

  1. Reduce unnecessary hospital admissions
  2. Free up hospital beds for those who truly need them
  3. Decrease the strain on NHS resources
  4. Improve quality of life for clients who prefer to stay at home
  5. Provide continuity of care in a familiar environment

Raising Awareness For Our Care

Many people are unaware of the extent of services offered by Home Instead. We’re working to change that by:

  • Educating the public about our care at home capabilities
  • Collaborating with local healthcare providers to create seamless care plans
  • Sharing success stories and case studies that demonstrate our impact
  • Offering free consultations to discuss how we can support specific health needs

Get In Touch…

At Home Instead Lewes District and Uckfield, we’re proud to play a vital role in supporting our clients’ health and wellbeing at home. Our case studies demonstrate how our attentive care and health monitoring can prevent hospitalisations and improve outcomes. By choosing Home Instead, you’re not just getting care – you’re getting a partner in maintaining your health and independence at home.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can support you or your loved ones with home care services.

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