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You might want to consider care at home if:
Dial 999 and ambulance staff trained how to move patients will be pleased to help. Nobody should try and lift you without help.
Many people become forgetful as they become older. This may be due to dementia but infections also cause sudden confusion and memory problems, particularly in older people. New surroundings can make things worse. An older person or someone with dementia may be less confused in familiar places and with their usual routines. This is why many people with dementia cope well in their own homes.
If you are concerned your memory is affecting your ability to cope please talk to your doctor.
It is important to us that you will be safe and able to manage at home. Although some people require no extra help, our discharge team can assess your needs.
If necessary there are services we may be able to access to support your return home including
If these are identified as appropriate for your needs our staff can discuss these options further with you.
For your safety at home:
Some useful links are provided below, though websites are subject to change and your county council and GP may have more up to date information.
For general medical advice please use the NHS website, the NHS 111 service, walk-in-centres, or your GP.
This information is intended for patients receiving care in Brighton & Hove or Haywards Heath.
The information in this article is for guidance purposes only and is in no way intended to replace professional clinical advice by a qualified practitioner.
Publication Date: August 2019
Review Date: January 2023