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Article: Carer support (hospital discharge services)

This service is available to carers of people admitted to an NHS Lothian hospital.Carer support workers in hospital can help you to get involved in planning support for the person you care about, for when they leave hospital (discharge planning). You can use this service if you or the person you care for is aged 18 years or over.They can help you: work with staff to decide what support will be arranged for the person you care about when they leave hospital decide what support you...

Web Link: Hospital discharge planning-what to expect

Patients should be fully involved in planning for going home and should be kept informed of any changes. Each hospital has its own policy and arrangements for discharging patients. Nevertheless, there are often standards of care and information that must be met for patients and their family members. Going gome from hospital can, and often does, involve a number of different health and social care professionals, and it’s a good idea to know who is involved in arranging your discharge...

Web Link: Intermediate Care in Lothian

This link will take you to the website of HousingCare.org and their page on Intermediate Care in Edinburgh. What is Intermediate Care? Intermediate or after hospital care services are those provided to elderly people at home (or in a residential setting) for a short period of time. They help people with complex care needs to recuperate, recover or convalesce after an illness or hospital admission and to maximise their independence. The service aims to prevent unnecessary...