We know you may need extra support for a while after coming home from a stay in hospital. We can help you feel safer and more comfortable. And temporary home care may help you avoid another hospital stay or the need to move into a care home.
Our friendly, highly trained staff can offer personalised support to help you adjust to living at home again. We aim to get you back on your feet as soon as possible so you can get the most out of life.
What we offer
Before you come home, we can help you and your family plan ahead so the move between hospital and home is smooth. We plan our support to match your individual needs. For example, you may need help making meals, or with your personal care, such as bathing, dressing and bedtime.
Our GPs can speak to your doctors and other health staff while you’re still in hospital, so can understand your needs and rehab plan. If you’ve been given new medicines in hospital, our caregivers will speak to your GP to make sure you’re getting the right prescription.
As soon as you get back home, our GPs will assist our care supervisors in assessing your health. Together you’ll make a plan to help you get into a good routine with your rehab, your medicines and any follow-up healthcare appointments.
The caregivers in our team are highly trained in supporting people with different health conditions, such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, MS and Parkinson’s. We can also offer support if you or your loved one has had a stroke, or is living with dementia or a learning or physical disability. We also offer holistic end-of-life care.
If you need short-term support, you can book home care visits whenever you need them, and for however long you need them. As your recovery continues, you can change the frequency and timings of your visits to match your ongoing needs and wishes.
You’ll become a member of the Vitality family. So you’ll be able to call on us whenever you need our support.
If you need further information about returning home after a hospital stay, the NHS website has more details.