As we age, it’s important to consider your care options for the future if your circumstances were to change, especially should you require hospital treatment for a trauma or serious illness.
Occasionally a visit to hospital can lead to having to reconsider your home living arrangements. When this happens out of the blue, it can be especially upsetting and stressful for you and your family.
The care you receive in hospital will help get you back to health, but often there is little information or guidance offered around transitioning to life outside of hospital. You may require added rest, rehabilitation or a mobility aid. Returning to your home long term may not be feasible as it may not provide the access or facilities that you will need.