How Home Care Helps With Transitions From Hospital to Home

Caregiver discusses care plan with senior woman in bed

When helping a senior transition from hospital to home, home health care services can create a safe environment that promotes healing.

Recovering from an operation takes time, especially for older adults. Not only do older bodies take longer to mend, but there are extra elements that need to be considered: decreased mobility and numerous directions to follow for medications, physical activities, follow-up appointments, and dietary restrictions, just to name a few.

A recent research study carried out by IPC, The Hospitalist Company showed that almost 20% of discharged patients required assistance in at least one area that had the potential to influence their recovery. Other comparable research has shown that hiring professional senior home care during the transition from hospital to home can actually cut down on hospital readmissions.

As the leading provider of senior home care in Burlington and the surrounding areas, Advanced Home Health Care is here to help older individuals with safe transitions from hospital to home. We can start with post-discharge planning right after hospital admission to outline the senior’s needs, ensuring coordinated efforts and continuity of care.

We can collaborate with the hospital care team to create a recovery plan that includes:

  • Medical equipment
  • List of meds being taken, allergies and dietary restrictions
  • Medical concerns and how to respond to potential effects

Once back at home, we offer a full range of customized home health care services, such as:

  • Vital signs
  • IV treatments
  • Exercise routines
  • Scheduled follow-up appointments
  • Medication management to ensure prescriptions are taken as directed
  • Blood draws
  • Health condition monitoring and reporting of changes in condition
  • And more

Below is just one illustration of a family we served with our professional home care services:

Mrs. J’s adult daughter is an exceptionally busy working mother. When Mrs. J required a surgical procedure, her daughter didn’t know how she would be able to manage her mother’s care after discharge. Advanced Home Health Care was on hand to help.

Our experts in senior home care in Burlington and nearby areas were available to ensure that the physician’s orders were being followed, that medications were taken properly and that no negative side effects were experienced. We supplied updates after each visit to Mrs. J’s family, ensuring they were advised on her recovery and contacting them immediately if there was any cause for concern. In addition, we continually monitored Mrs. J’s care plan for progress towards goals and any changes in care that were needed were brought to the physician’s attention.

We realize that many people prefer to recover in the comfort of home. By partnering with you and following doctors’ instructions, Advanced Home Health Care’s care staff can develop a plan that is best for a senior you love.

Our number one priority is making the transition from hospital to home a smoother process, and ensuring that older adults are on the road to recovery. Call us at 800.791.7785 to schedule an in-home consultation to learn more about how we can help.

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