British Red Cross can collect you from hospital and make sure you have everything you need for the first 72 hours back at home. Then can continue to support you for up to 12 weeks.
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When you return home you may need some extra care and support to help you with your recovery. Here’s what you can expect from us, and also some information about the help available from local organisations.
If you have had a short illness or an operation, you might only need care for a short time to get back to normal. This is usually called intermediate care, reablement or aftercare. This will be organised for you as part of your discharge assessment.
If you are a care home resident, you will most likely return to your care home. If you require more complex care and support, you may need to stay in a different care home, for example, one that offers nursing care.
Soon after you leave hospital, your support worker from our adult social care team will review the care and support plan you had for leaving hospital.
If you are likely to need care for longer than 6 weeks, you’ll be referred for a needs assessment to decide what care and support you need and how it should be provided.
If you need extra help at home, you might find the following pages on this site useful: