Hospital Discharge To Home Care

How can we help?


After a stay in hospital we can make your transition back home as easy as possible with personal and practical support to reduce the risk of injury and re-admission.  Applewood Homecare can support people with:


  • Supervision of discharge arrangements
  • Provisions shopping
  • Managed live-in care if required
  • Physical assistance and support to move safely in your home
  • Help with washing, dressing and personal care
  • Medication Reminders & Support
  • Exercise Reminders & Support
  • Light housekeeping
  • Accompaniment to appointments
  • Re-assessment of needs once in the own home environment

Case Study

My mother (81) received a care package on discharge from hospital following a falls incident which resulted in a fractured leg.  Mam has other health issues and we were very worried as to how she would manage at home on her own.


I had heard from a friend about Applewood Homecare and as they are on the list of HSE Approved Providers I rang them straightaway when the ward nurse first said about discharge.


I spoke with Kate, their Care Manager and she really reassured me with the detail of the questions she asked and we arranged to meet in my mam’s house the next day.


I was very impressed with how she explained the service and the information she left with me to consider.

We had a bit of a lead-in before the discharge and Applewood provided us in advance with a named roster of carers to help mam get up and dressed etc in the morning, someone in during the day to make sure she has a lunch, takes her medicines and did the exercise which the OT gave her on discharge, and later on in the evening to do the bed-time routine.


We are delighted that everyone in the team were introduced to mam formally to put her at ease and that the consistency promised is being delivered.


The service is a great support to us and everyone is very caring and professional and attentive.  Couldn’t fault them and they’ve been with mam now over a year.

CR, Client daughter, Rathfarnham

Hospital Discharge to Home Support Services

All of the services are tailored to meet the needs of each individual and our care services are available from as little as an hour a week right through to 24/7 care at home.  Some of the home care services we offer clients include:


Assistance With Personal Care

Assistance with shopping, appointments and recreational activities

Meal preparation and light housework

Short term respite at home to allow the family carers some free time.

High dependency care at home

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Backup Care Service

We also offer a Back Up Care Service. By registering for our back up service, it can provide you with peace of mind, that should you get sick or need to attend an appointment or take a break we can step in and provide reliable, professional care. It is free to register for your back up care service and once registered there is no obligation to avail of the service

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