The Good Companion

Melbourne Sydney Brisbane

The Good Companion

Phone 0410 602 303

Melbourne Sydney Brisbane

Return From Hospital Support

For you or someone you love.

Perfect for people:

  • Who have just been discharged from hospital or rehabilitation.
  • Who wouldn’t ordinarily need a Carer but need one at the moment.
  • Who need to be picked up from hospital and need help rearranging the house.

6 hours: Arrival 8am - 9am or 30 minutes prior to discharge if required.

 

  • Meet at hospital / accompany home
  • Assistance with personal care upon arrival, including showering & personal grooming
  • Supervise discharge medication / liaise with pharmacy & GP
  • Prepare and service next meal
  • Change bed linen
  • Report to family / next of kin
  • Assist to rest time
  • Freshen up & light house cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Run errands including, shopping & scripts
  • Document notes & handover
  • Report to family / next of kin

12 hours: Arrival 7.30pm - 8.30pm

 

  • End of day tidy up
  • Prepare and serve dinner
  • Assistance with evening personal care
  • Supervise evening/night medication
  • Document stay notes & handover
  • Report to family / next of kin
  • Overnight support
  • Assistance with morning personal care, including showering & personal grooming
  • Supervise morning medication
  • Cook and serve breakfast
  • Handle any appropriate rehab or exercise
  • Companionship over a cup of coffee
  • Document notes & handover
  • Report to family / next of kin

1 to 12 hours

 

  • Companionship over daily lifestyle activity
  • Serve supper
  • End of day tidy up
  • Prepare and serve dinner
  • Assistance with evening personal care
  • Supervise evening/night medication
  • Document stay notes & handover
  • Report to family / next of kin
  • Overnight support
  • Assistance with morning personal care
  • including showering & personal grooming

The Challenge

Discharge from hospital can be planned or advised at short notice ahead of a weekend. Hospitals are keen to fast track discharge for various reasons. Returning to your home without additional support is less than ideal at a time when you want to recuperate and regain your independence.

How Can We Assist?

  • Meet you at the hospital ahead of discharge and take instructions for preparing your residence, shopping for food supplies and running errands
  • Accompany you from hospital on your way back home
  • Assist you in the early hours / days post discharge by extending trusted companionship, provide personal care, liaise with family / Doctor / Pharmacy as well as community nurses, physiotherapists and other allied health professionals.
  • We are able to put in place nursing oversight either for set time/date or on as on call.
  • Typically, a single Companion will support you to regain independence within framework of a restorative care model.
  • Your companion will be only too happy to function as an extended member of your household or a trusted friend. Your companion will do as much or as little as you require. Companions can accompany you to outpatient appointments, take you around to see friends or run errands on your behalf.
Success Stories

“My father has had a stroke approximately 7 weeks ago. He is now home and able to get around and has slow communication skills. He is able to go to the toilet himself and walk but tires easily and can be confused about small things. What I am enquiring about is if someone can come into the home and be with him or take home for a walk so my mum can have a break.”

“Hi I am Dean, a business executive who needs to travel a lot back and forth. My wife and I came to your hospital a week ago for IVF procedure, unfortunately given my circumstances I am unable to take care of my wife at this stage and need a professional and trained personnel who can fulfill her postdischarge needs, Giving us the services and care she requires”

Discharge from hospital can be planned or advised at short notice ahead of a weekend. Hospitals are keen to fast track discharge for various reasons. Returning to your home without additional support is less than ideal at a time when you want to recuperate and regain your independence.

Discharge from hospital can be planned or advised at short notice ahead of a weekend. Hospitals are keen to fast track discharge for various reasons. Returning to your home without additional support is less than ideal at a time when you want to recuperate and regain your independence.

Post Hospital Discharge Support Program helps the patients to recover from a surgery or illness by provision of additional support from TGCA Care’s allied discharge support team. The expert team assesses patients at home and assists them to design their short-term recovery goals. The program is tailor-made to suit the patient’s needs of time requirement and service support. This transition care is a means to assist patients in recovering after hospital stay. This specialized support and care aids patients to regain their hope, confidence and functional independence sooner to avoid long-term treatments.

Next Steps

  • Contact us for a preliminary chat and register your care request
  • Your service delivery manager will coordinate with you a time to meet either pre or post discharge and complete a short term companionship / personal care / household management care plans
  • Your Companion is assigned and visitation commences with a focus on a restorative model aimed at assisting you in regaining your independence.

Additional Information

  • No referral is necessary when engaging The Good Companion
  • Typical referrals for this service are made by Hospital Charge Nurses & Community based Social Workers
  • We work alongside funded agencies
  • Engage The Good Companion to deliver as much or as little as you require
  • Services can stop / re-start at any point in time as required by you

For all enquiries,
Phone 0410 602 303

To request a call back email
info@thegoodcompanion.com.au

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