Elderly Care After Leaving Hospital in Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Monday, 30th July 2012

Published 30 July 2012.


If an elderly person is forced to have a stay in hospital they will of course be keen to get home as soon as possible. However, hospital discharge should be a planned process and may need to include additional care at home to boost the recovery process, re-build confidence and generally improve the chances of continuing to enjoy a high quality of life at home.


The planning of a post-hospital discharge care package should not only involve health care practitioners but also the patient, their family and their carer(s). Issues that will need to be considered include:

  • Nutritional and hydration needs – access to meals and fluids
  • Medication management – ability to organise and self-administer
  • Equipment provision – wheelchairs, hoists, grab rails, beds
  • Accommodation issues – stairs, toilet access, telephone access, emergency call button
  • Social isolation – family, friends, visitors, neighbours

Here at Carefound, we are able to offer home care to elderly people in North Yorkshire following a stay in hospital, providing the peace of mind that comes with having help by your side during the recovery process. Our Home Care Manager will typically visit the individual concerned in hospital, and work with the client, their family and the healthcare team to agree a comprehensive rehabilitation programme. Following this, our home care team is able to help with recovery until the client is able to manage on their own or with reduced support from a well trained professional home carer.

About Carefound:

Carefound is a provider of specialist home care and dementia care services to elderly people in North Yorkshire, enabling clients to continue to live independently in the comfort of their own home whilst maintaining the highest quality of life achievable. Services provided include basic help in the home,companionship, personal care, medication help, post-operative rehabilitation, respite care and specialist help such as dementia care and palliative care. The flexible service ranges from 1 hour to 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, including bank holidays, and can also encompass 24-hour live in care services.

Source: Carefound.