Sometimes an elderly loved one can be ready to leave hospital but will need to undergo an assessment to establish their on-going health and social care needs first. However, assessing patients and arranging the right support to help them return home safely often takes time.
For older people in particular, we know longer stays in hospital can lead to worse health outcomes and can increase their long-term care needs. In these circumstances, an elderly patient will be discharged through the Discharge to Assess (D2A) pathway into a care home like Oaklands Rest Home for a temporary period.
How Oaklands Rest Home can help
Here at Oaklands, we can provide your loved ones with the support they need in a more appropriate setting whilst their social worker makes sure their longer-term needs are met. This gives both you and your loved one more time to make an informed decision about the future.
During their stay with us, your loved one will become part of our family and benefit from a safe and homely environment. They can choose to make the most of our fun and varied activities programme whilst they’re with us or simply spend time relaxing and enjoying delicious homecooked meals