Recovery at Home After a Hospital Stay

Leaving hospital after a stay, however long or short is always a big step.

As much as it’s a huge relief to be back in familiar surroundings, circumstances for you or your loved one may have changed and continued care may now be essential. This could be home visits, as often as you need to provide help, care, companionship and regain confidence or live-in care where you or your loved one have 24-hour support.

At Home Instead, we understand that there’s no place like home. There are many options for you and your family that Home Instead are able to support with.  Our domiciliary care home visits are tailored to suit your specific needs.

Our Care Professionals visit when you need them too and as often as you like.  This maybe hours visit a couple of times a day or live-in-care.

After leaving hospital which could be your local hospital The Grange, some may require 24 hour care. Home Instead’s live-in care helps you or your loved one stay comfortable and remain independent at home.

Live-in care involves a dedicated Care Professional moving into their client’s home. They will provide companionship and practical support throughout the day, enabling you and your loved one to continue living the life you have always known and doing the things you or your loved one enjoy the most. You have peace of mind knowing there is someone supporting your loved one on an ongoing basis. Not only providing daily support but company too, they become a part of your family.

After surgery or a hospital stay extra help maybe needed for many people with daily self-care tasks. These may include bathing, toileting, getting dressed, preparing meals or getting in and out of bed.  At Home Instead, we understand that this may be an unsettling time for you and your loved one, our Personal Care services ensure that care and support is respectful and provided with dignity in a familiar environment.  Not only can our Care Professionals provide personal care, they are highly trained in assisting with moving and positioning, supporting with medication, mealtime support, and helping with continence care. We can also provide support with more clinical personal care activities such as catheter and stoma care, helping you or your loved one to live your life at home.

Mobility may also be affected causing everyday duties and tasks to be more difficult.  Our Care Professionals can help with general household activities such as laundry, cleaning putting out bins, feeding pets and going to the shops.

Care may not just be a temporary arrangement while you or your loved one recovers from an operation; it can be permanent if they have longer-term needs.

Whatever support you need, our Care Professional will be matched with you or your loved one, will take time to get to know you, and will build a trusted relationship to ensure that care and support is personal to you and carried out in the way you want, to assist independence.  Our companionship care can help you or your loved one keep active, ensure you and your family have company, help build confidence in and outside the home and give you peace of mind. Whatever it is that you or your loved one enjoys doing, crafts, puzzles, gardening, we’ll find the right Care Professional.  All our care is personalised and flexible to the needs of you and your loved one.

We understand that home care can be overwhelming, we’re happy to help and answer any questions you have with no pressure to make a decision right away. We cover areas in Monmouth, Abergavenny and Chepstow.