Understanding hospital discharge

What is hospital discharge? Essentially, it’s the process of an individual being sent from hospital to the comfort of their own home, or a nursing home.

Hospital discharge planning can feel long, drawn out and emotional for all family members involved. For many people, a period in hospital will leave them with lower fitness levels than before their admission. We are frequently asked by families for short term or long term home care after hospital discharge to help a loved one settle into a home routine once more.

Why consider home care after hospital discharge?

For whatever reason an individual is admitted, time in hospital involves long periods of relative inactivity which can mean you or a loved one are left weak and unable to do as much for themselves as prior to admission. Some NHS community services are offered on discharge, but the courses are short and only provided to those who will recover quickly.

How can we help?

At IP Homecare, we are able to offer structured plans of care and input that will help regain functional and full fitness levels wherever possible. At the very least, our highly trained living in carers will ensure an ongoing physiotherapy inspired programme to maintain your functional level or help slow physical deterioration.

If you are looking to integrate clinical services with home care after hospital discharge, then we can work closely with health care professionals to offer you the best chance of getting fit and staying in the comfort of your own home.

Choose specialist, compassionate care

We offer care and support on a long or short term live-in care basis. As our team is led by experienced Physiotherapists and NHS Clinicians we receive many compliments from customers. Rest assured, we are the best choice due to our experience and range of options that we are able to offer.

Hospital discharge planning can often be a complex and confusing area, please do call us for an informal discussion or feel free to find out more about our short and long term live-in care options.