Far too many older people are having to struggle on their own when they get home from a stay in hospital. That can lead to loneliness, not eating well, accidents like falls – and all too often, readmission to hospital. Yet a little help from a caring volunteer can make all the difference to recovery, and help them continue to live independent, fulfilling lives.
We’re calling for Home from Hospital support for every older person who needs it, so no one has to go home alone – and you could help, whether it’s by volunteering yourself or by helping to spread the word. Check out this infographic so see just how vulnerable an older person can be when they go home from hospital without support – and what a dramatic difference our volunteer help can make.