If the person you care for is admitted to hospital, it’s possible that this can effect the needs of both yourself and that person.
There is a process that should be followed within hospitals to ensure a safe hospital discharge:
Patients should be involved in every step of their discharge and discussions about what needs to be put in place should start as soon as possible.
As a Carer, you should also be involved with this, with the permission of the person you care for.
An assessment should be carried out to determine if care needs to be arranged for when a patient returns home and what that care will look like.
It may be that extra personal care is required or equipment is needed to aid recovery. It is important that, as a Carer, you are able to talk about what you can and can’t, reasonably, do. Perhaps the mobility of the person you care for has become restricted due to their hospital stay and you are unable to assist them with moving; this would need to be explained in order to make sure the correct help is put in place.