Try for home

A professional assessment to prevent hospital admission

‘Try for home’ is a service for patients who have been discharged from hospital into a care home to recuperate, to see if they can safely return to their home once they are well enough.

With some guidance and support, many patients can safely return to their own home, either permanently, possibly with additional assistance, or to just spend a day there to organise their affairs and to say goodbye, before moving into a care home full time.

We, with other healthcare professionals where necessary, thoroughly analyse the home environment, taking into account the patient’s health and lifestyle, and provide honest and realistic recommendations.

We’re available 7 days a week so contact us today.

For patients and their families

We don’t offer false hope, but if the analysis shows that there’s an opportunity for you to safely return to your home, we’ll help you to achieve this.

If living independently is a real possibility, we make all efforts to achieve this, practically and safely. Alternatively, if residence in a care home is in your best interest, we’ll support you and your family to positively adjust to your new home.

For General Practitioners and Therapy Managers

A speedy discharge back home or into a care home, with no structured rehabilitation programme, is not beneficial for the patient and could put them at greater risk of a re-admission to hospital. We’ve found, with intervention, many re-admissions, particularly emergency admissions, could have been avoided.

Integrating a home safety assessment can reduce this risk and keep your patient safe by identifying the risks and working to avoid them. We can often structure a physiotherapy rehabilitation programme to support this.