You cannot be discharged from hospital until you are medically fit. You need prior assessment of your health and a care plan for further support. Every hospital has its discharge policy. Your care plan should state all details of your care after hospital discharge. Full-time care is a suitable option for anyone who suffers from a terminal illness, has had surgery or has Alzheimer’s or dementia.
The day of your hospital discharge
There are some things you need to have in place before you leave the hospital. You and the carer should have the care plan. Your transport home is secured, and you have the right clothes to wear. You have been shown how to use medication, and you have your keys home.
Care after hospital discharge
If you decide you want to stay in your home, you may need a carer. Your care plan should state what level of care you require. Sometimes you may want to be moved to a care home if you need rehabilitation. Once you are back to health, you can return home. Live in care service requires you to have a professional that assists you with your daily care needs 24/7. Full-time care is also available at home if you are not willing to go to a care home.
Care after hospital discharge can be either a full-time or part-time. If your loved one has had an operation, they may be immobilised. Then, they will require support for the time when their mobility is limited. It involves cooking, cleaning, shopping, laundry and other. Returning home without any assistance may be stressful. It is always good to think of care before going to the hospital. You can arrange your live-in care before an operation so that you feel safe and secure on your discharge day.