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Getting home from the hospital

At Radfield Home Care we understand the full range of support people might need.

It’s good to get home and it’s important to feel settled and secure

Returning home after a visit to the hospital can bring mixed feelings. It’s natural to be a little apprehensive about what happens next, even as it’s also nice to be back in familiar surroundings. While some people may be coming back after a relatively short stay and in good health, others will be coming home to quite a different future with changes that may not all be welcome.

There are often lots of things to think about and prepare for even before someone returns from a stay in the hospital.

Obviously, creating a physical environment that promotes both comfort and confidence is top of mind. This can include a range of adaptations from relatively minor to quite significant. Increasingly it can also involve using smart technology to provide monitoring support.

And along with physical support, there is emotional preparation and support. While it can be a relief to return home from the hospital, it can also be unnerving as the medical staff who have been available around the clock are no longer on hand. It’s not always possible for family members to be close by.

Finally, there may also be new routines and behaviours to consider – from taking medication and changing diet, to personal care and using new equipment. It can sometimes feel a little overwhelming to be facing even small changes in habits. Especially when the person may still be in some physical pain or discomfort.

Whether it’s a short-lived or long-term adjustment, recovery from a serious illness or accident, or a relatively minor operation, our team is available to provide support across the board. We can be involved as little or as much as is required and our expertise and experience will help ensure as smooth a transition as possible.

From organising transport and accompanying people, to managing more significant conditions and changes, we know how to give people the help they need when coming home from hospital. Get in touch today and chat with our team about the ways Radfield Home Care can offer support for getting home from the hospital.

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