How Elder Care in New Braunfels Helps Seniors Transition Home from the Hospital
Visiting Angels® Boerne helps your senior transition from hospital to home with the assistance of our elder care services to reduce the risk of readmission. Our compassionate, skilled caregivers in New Braunfels know the risks that can arise after a hospital discharge, especially with the elderly, and help to ensure your loved one is not part of the 25% readmission rate.
Elder Care and the Risks of Readmission in New Braunfels
Knowing the factors and the risks of readmission is the first step to preventing them, and our caregivers are proactive in helping to prevent the risks by knowing them. Visiting Angels Boerne has selected a few of the most common risks we see that could mean a return trip to the hospital for your loved one.
- Unmonitored medication. When your loved one is faced with taking medication and has just come from a hospital stay, medication is often the least of their worries, they just want to be home. This means medication may not be taken on-time or in the right dosage which could have detrimental effects leading to a longer recovery period or readmission.
- Loss of strength or mobility limitations. Coming home from a hospital stay, especially an extended one, can leave your loved one feeling weak. When this happens, falls, disorientation, or depression can worsen health conditions and contribute to another hospital stay sooner rather than later.
- Doing more than they should. When a loved one returns home, they may feel better and do more than they should be doing, such as lifting, walking, and not resting properly. Extra or even strenuous activities can compound pre-existing conditions or create new ones if they aren't careful and follow the doctor's orders.
When you're faced with elder care for a loved one in New Braunfels recently discharged from the hospital, the time to call Visiting Angels Boerne is before their discharge. Our caregivers can help your loved one and family with daily living activities such as bathing, meal prep, errands, medication reminders, and more.
Call Visiting Angels Boerne today to schedule your free elder care consultation so we may assess the type of care needed for your loved one when they come home to New Braunfels. Visiting Angels Boerne has the right caregiver, providing the right elder care services, when and where you need them in New Braunfels, Boerne, San Antonio, Schertz, Seguin and their surrounding communities.