Home from hospital services
This service helps people remain independent at home following a stay in hospital.
We offer up to 6 weeks practical support after discharge from hospital for residents living in West Sussex. Guild Care is providing the service in the Adur and Worthing areas and working in partnership with Age UK West Sussex and Age UK Horsham for the new countywide service.
The service supports older people and vulnerable adults; people living alone, anyone about to leave hospital or who has recently been discharged and people living in West Sussex.
We will visit and make sure you are safe, have what you need and that the relevant services are in place should you need them. We will ensure you are not isolated following your return home from hospital and, for up to 6 weeks following, we will visit to help you regain your confidence and independence.
Even if you have already made arrangements such as home help or personal care, our 'Home from Hospital' volunteer could ~
- Offer social and practical support
- Collect prescriptions and basic shopping
- Prepare a light snack
- We may at times and where appropriate, support you to attend follow up hospital appointments
- Provide information on other services or equipment you might need
- Pop in for a chat
- Telephone support
- Escorted walks
- Engaging in local activities
- Signposting to other services
The service is unable to provide ~ personal care, nursing/clinical care, dispensing medication, counselling or domestic cleaning.
As part of our partnership we deliver a Take Home and Settle service from all major Accident and Emergency Department in West Sussex and a Relative Support Service The latter supports relatives of people who are in hospital to make difficult, life-changing decisions regarding the care of the person they support when they return home.
There is no charge for this service as it is supported by West Sussex County Council.