Older people may face many challenges and experience insecurity after discharge from hospital to home. To bridge the potential gap between general hospital and home, the concept of intermediate care (IC) was developed in the year 2000. IC aims to safeguard older people from being discharged to their home before they have sufficiently recovered. However, knowledge within this area is sparse, and the experience of older people in particular is yet to be explored. The aim of this study was to explore older people's experiences of being back home after a stay in an IC unit. Data were drawn from 12 interviews. Transcripts were analysed using a phenomenological approach. The essential meaning of being back home after a stay in an IC unit was characterised by uncertainty. Four constituents emerged: experiencing a state of shock about coming home, dependence on informal helpers, feeling a sense of isolation, and fearing loss of functional ability permanently.