Preventing Hospitalisation: How Home Instead Norwich Keeps Clients Healthy at Home

Discover how Home Instead Norwich's tailored home care services help clients stay healthy, avoid complications, and prevent hospitalisation.

At Home Instead Norwich we are dedicated to supporting our clients in maintaining health and independence in the comfort of their own homes. We provide comprehensive and tailored home care services, ensuring our clients receive the support they need to stay well, avoid health complications, and prevent hospitalisation.

Our home care services in Norwich range from a few hours of assistance each week to 24-hour round-the-clock care, designed to meet the unique needs of each individual. 

Avoiding falls and accidents

For many, small amounts of home help can prevent injuries while maintaining independence. For instance, a weekly visit to assist with housework not only keeps the home tidy but also reduces the risk of falls and other injuries. These seemingly simple tasks can have a profound impact on our clients’ ability to live independently and safely at home, and our relationship-led care always comes with companionship and a smile!

Avoiding falls and accidents

Nutrition and hydration support

Ensuring proper nutrition and hydration is crucial for maintaining good health and it can become more challenging to maintain a routine, particularly for those with memory loss or other cognitive challenges. 

Our Care Professionals provide vital support in meal planning, preparation, and bringing a mealtime routine to ensure our clients stay nourished and hydrated. This proactive approach helps prevent health issues related to poor nutrition and dehydration, which are common reasons for complications and hospitalisation among older adults.

A Case Study: Staying well at home with complex needs

One of our clients in Norwich, Mr. S, requires comprehensive support due to complex health needs. He has a rare and complex neurodegenerative disorder leading to muscle weakness, pain, and numbness (neuropathy). He has been largely bed-bound for many months, and our team plays a crucial role in his care with 24-hour support. 

Support in staying comfortable and well at home

By working as part of a multi-disciplinary team with local health professionals, we ensure Mr. S’s skin is well looked after to prevent pressure sores, closely monitor for and prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs), and provide essential support to keep him comfortable and healthy at home. Our goal is to prevent hospital stays and enable clients like Mr. S to remain in the home they love.

Positive outcomes improve quality of life

Mr. S lives with his wife, and it is important for them to remain together at home. With our support, alongside other local health professionals, this can be achieved. 

Recently, our collaboration with an Occupational Therapist enabled Mr. S to access his kitchen and garden, allowing him to enjoy the summer sun—getting to the kitchen is a feat he had not achieved for over a year. 

This improvement in his quality of life is a testament to the positive impact of our dedicated care and the importance of tailored support.

Positive outcomes improve quality of life

Our conclusion

By providing support that ranges from home help to complex care or specialised 24-hour care, we help individuals maintain their health, independence, and dignity at home. Our collaborative approach with local health professionals and effective communication with families ensures that our clients receive the holistic care they need to stay well and avoid unnecessary hospitalisations.

If you or a loved one could benefit from our tailored home care services, please contact Home Instead Norwich at 01603 963317. Together, we can create a care plan that supports health, independence, and quality of life at home.

If you are interested in our job opportunities apply at our website to become a Care Professional in Norwich.