One of the primary causes of re-admissions to hospital is insufficient assistance at home after being discharged. The support a person receives in this period is important due to alterations in their physical condition such as increased fatigue and pain. This means they may need assistance with daily tasks such as food shopping, personal care, taking medication, moving safely around the home, housekeeping and attending appointments.
How We Can Assist
Unique’s Health and Wellbeing Team can help your loved one with daily tasks. We encourage the development and use of self-care skills so your loved one can partake in the task and re-learn how to complete them. Our aim is to subsequently enable them to live at home with minimal or no support. This way, they can maintain independence and avoid future re-admissions to hospital.
We recognise that spending a period of time in hospital can also have a detrimental effect on a person’s self-confidence. Through gentle encouragement, we can help to restore your loved one’s confidence so they regain independence and feel safe and secure in their own home.