Help leaving hospital
You may need a little extra help if you or a loved one has just been released from hospital. We can help in a number of ways:
Telecare can provide a range of devices and services that use new technology to enable people to live with greater independence and safety in their own homes.
A wide range of sensors, monitors and devices can help manage risk and raise the alarm quickly to incidents that include:
- Dementia wandering
- Cooking accidents and fires
- Bogus callers
- Epileptic seizures
- Forgetting to take medication
Sensors in your home are linked through your phone line to a 24-hour monitoring centre. If the sensors detect a danger to you, staff at the community alarm monitoring centre will immediately contact you. They will check on your well-being and take appropriate action such as contacting a friend or neighbour or calling the emergency services.
It stops relatively minor incidents becoming major ones that affect your life. Quick action can prevent you spending time in hospital. If you have Telecare it can mean you are discharged from hospital more quickly. It all gives you and your family a feeling of safety and security 24hrs a day.
Adaptations to your home
We can help with everything from buzzer systems to grab rails. Your needs will be assessed by our Occupational Therapists and then we'll do what we can to make the transition home simpler
Specific needs housing
We can help if you need specialist housing for a short period of time, anything up to one year.
For example, we can arrange sheltered housing for people who are being discharged from hospital after long term care or as part of a hospital discharge programme. Or we can make living at home easier by arranging for a homecare worker to visit or for adaptations to be made to your home.
Our role is to help find you specialist care and support that means you can still live independently in the community.
For more information contactAssessment & Care Management - Hospital IRT /Hospital Social Workers
Tel: 01334 659322 Fax: 01334 659464 Contact Assessment & Care Management - Hospital IRT /Hospital Social Workers online