Intermediate Care

Intermediate Care in Devon


Sometimes, situations can arise when some short term but intensive support is needed. This is with a view to shortly returning home permanently. Either avoiding the need to go into the hospital at all or moving out of the hospital sooner than a return to home is otherwise possible.

This provision of intermediate care can be more intensive, and often involves support from a range of visiting NHS professionals, delivering services together with the homes’ team in an environment that supports the resident to be independents soon as possible.

Care planning is undertaken and agreed with the resident and/or family as appropriate by the nursing team and specialist nurses, and the home team ensure that planned care is followed through.

Residents who stay whilst receiving intermediate care are encouraged to participate as much as they wish in what is happening in the home so that they feel as confident as possible to resume home life when they return back to their own home.

Close liaison and communication are maintained with families as appropriate during this time to ensure that everyone involved can support the resident fully during this time of transition.

Southern Healthcare offers intermediate care in the Devon area, contact us below to find out more.