Have you just come out of hospital and need some help settling back in to your home? If so, Age UK Lambeth can help.
Did you know without a safe, comfortable discharge a patient is more likely to be readmitted within 30 days? That’s where we come in! Our Hospital 2 Home service is on hand to support patients at Guy’s, St Thomas’, Kings College and St George’s hospitals.
The Hospital 2 Home worker will either help escort you home or meet you there when you arrive. This is to ensure you are comfortable and settle upon your return. They can also help with a number of other things, including:
Collect any items you need from home in the lead up to your discharge, this can include clothes or paperwork.
Ensure that there is enough food and other practical items in the house for your return.
Make sure that everything is in working order like the gas and electricity.
Assures minor adaptations and furniture is moved on the day of discharge and leaves you feeling safe and happy to be back home.
They can also link in with other Age UK Lambeth services to prevent future hospital readmission.
If you, or anyone you know would benefit from this service please call us on 0333 360 3990 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.