Home Care Solutions to Aide in Your Loved One’s Recovery
Having the right in-home support in place is essential to your loved one’s safety and well-being following a hospital stay or illness
If your loved one is currently in a hospital and they now know their discharge date, it is time to plan for their recovery at home. While you must feel relieved that they are leaving the hospital, it is important that you build a strong support system around them, so that they could restore their health, get back on their feet, and prevent any additional health issues that may lead to yet another hospitalization.
Now is the time to consider all aspects of transitional care, whether you plan on providing it or are looking for professional home care solutions in the McKinney, Allen, Frisco, and Plano areas of Texas.
Hospital Readmission: A Real Risk for Seniors
Many seniors return to hospitals after discharge. It is estimated that the readmission rates for adults older than 65 range from 11-23% - and that is just in the first 30 days following their return home. Luckily, according to The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, as much as 75% of these are avoidable.
There are many risk factors for hospital readmission. For instance, seniors who were previously admitted to a hospital, who stayed for a long time in a hospital, who have chronic conditions or mental problems, who lost a spouse or have little support from their families are all at a higher risk of being readmitted to a hospital after discharge.
The good news is that knowing the risk factors allows you to plan for your loved one’s recovery care accordingly, choosing home care solutions that include not just assistance with current needs but prevention of future injuries or accidents as well.
The Importance of Transitional Care
Transitional care focuses on helping seniors safely transition from a hospital to home. If you plan on caring for your loved one once they are back home, you need to start developing a care plan while they are still in the hospital. You should talk to their medical team about any discharge instructions and get answers to all your questions regarding their post-hospital care.
It is vital that you understand how much support your loved one actually needs. If they were hospitalized for a minor problem, you are likely to be able to help them. However, if their recovery requires trained professionals, it is best to opt for quality home care solutions that can help your loved one every step of the way, from the moment they know when they are leaving the hospital until they are fully recovered.
With Ready-Set-Go Home transitional home care solutions, families get peace of mind that their loved ones will receive all the help they could need to make a full recovery and prevent hospital readmission.
Our transitional program starts while your loved one is still in a hospital. This is when our care experts plan for their discharge and care in accordance with the instructions provided by their medical team.
Once your loved one is at home, our care providers will visit them as often as agreed upon, delivering non-medical care and assistance that can range from meal prep, light housekeeping, medication reminders to errands, transportation, and interaction.
Behind the scenes, our office staff will coordinate and manage various aspects of your loved one’s recovery as well.
With our three-pronged approach to post-hospital care, your loved one can minimize the risk of returning to a hospital and recover at a pace that is comfortable for them, slowly but surely regaining their health, strength, and independence. Contact us today to learn more!