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Post-Discharge Care

Adjusting to life at home after a hospital discharge can be really difficult; one might not be able to cook, clean the house, or change wound dressings by themselves. Post-discharge home care can help shorten recovery time and help you or your loved one to regain confidence after hospital admission in the comfort of your own home.

Arranging post-discharge care privately

Arranging post-discharge care privately will be faster than finding care through the NHS, especially with a care provider like Cera that has implemented technology to optimise its operations, thereby matching professional carers to specific clients’ personalities and automating care scheduling. We can arrange care within 24 hours of enquiry, ensuring that your loved one need not stay in hospital for longer than is necessary and can get back to the home they are comfortable in. A care expert can visit the patient in hospital to create a carefully tailored care plan, enabling care to begin immediately following discharge.

Arranging care also allows you to choose how many hours of care are needed. Nurses can visit to perform medical procedures, while professional carers can cook meals, provide personal assistance, and household help. They can also provide key emotional support; if one is struggling with the recovery process, our professional carers will be there to support both their mental and physical well-being.

When arranging post-discharge care privately one should look for a care provider that offers a fully comprehensive service. At Cera we can arrange on-demand transport, over-the-counter medication delivery and visits from other healthcare professionals including nurses, GPs, and physiotherapists.

Arranging post-discharge care through the council

Allowing the CCG (an organisation that works with NHS hospitals to arrange post-discharge care services) to arrange care will mean that one does not have to worry about organising care, as the CCG will take care of everything. However, your hospital stay may be prolonged as most companies that work with the NHS still operate using paper-based systems, therefore making it slower and more difficult to find the right care professionals to match a patient’s care needs and resulting in individuals staying in hospital for weeks longer than necessary (if you are interested in reading more about the bed-blocking crisis, you can do so here).

Care received through this channel is restricted to council budgets and therefore the support will only cover what an individual absolutely needs, not what they may benefit from help with.

At Cera we provide NHS-funded, council-funded and self-funded home care services. Please call us on 0203 034 4780 if you would like more expert advice on care or to arrange a free introductory visit. We would love to hear from you.

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