Transition Care

Help and support on your road to recovery.

Home Instead Senior Care provides transition care services to help seniors return home from hospital as soon as they are well enough to do so.

If you have been in hospital and are ready to return home, but need some home help and personal assistance to support your recovery, Home Instead can help.

Making a full recovery

Returning home from hospital is a critical turning point in your recovery process. Experiencing difficulty with simple activities of daily living or facing unforeseen challenges around the home are a normal part of your recovery process.

Other issues such as mistakes made in medications, missed follow-up medical appointments, poor nutrition, dehydration or lack of safety preparation in the home can also lead to setbacks, even readmission to hospital.

How Home Instead Senior Care can help

Our CAREGivers can help you get from hospital to home safely and support you on your transition to a full recovery.

Hospital discharge and coordination

Our CAREGivers will work with your hospital discharge planning staff to develop a detailed plan of care that will be used by family and other home caregivers to ensure your loved one has a successful recovery.

Transport home

A Home Instead CAREGiver will personally assist you from your hospital bed to the comfort of your own home and help you settle in.

Light housekeeping

Simple tasks such as changing your bed linen or doing the laundry can be physically impossible when you are first discharged from hospital. A Home Instead CAREGiver will ensure your bed is made and you have clean sheets, towels and a tidy house while you focus on your recovery. 

Medication supervision

Our CAREGivers will help you organise and keep track of your medication to ensure that they are taken as directed. They will also help you avoid any adverse effects or monitor any reactions you may experience.

Nutrition management

Often, after a visit to hospital, our tastebuds and appetite can also take a while to recover.  Our CAREGivers can assist you with meal planning, shopping, preparation and cooking to ensure you are eating plenty of wholesome, nutritious foods and staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

Warning sign monitoring

Our CAREGivers are familiar with and trained to watch for warning signs and take appropriate action to help prevent complications, setbacks or hospital readmissions.

Record keeping

Our CAREGivers are trained to record specific information on your post-discharge care and recovery. Keeping a record of your transition care and recovery progress is important to share with your doctor and can be used to update, if necessary, your original discharge plan of care.

Follow-up appointments

Our CAREGivers will help you keep track of all of your follow-up medical appointments. A CAREGiver can personally drive and escort you to your appointments or arrange transport for you.

Hospital to Home Safely Package

We understand the gap that exists between being discharged from hospital, returning home safely and staying there. For this reason, we have launched our Hospital to Home Safely Package. With no contracts or commitments, you can rest assured that your loved one transitions from hospital to home safely and gets all the care and support they need to make a full recovery.