Post Rehab Care
When a loved one is in rehab care facility, you know they’re in good hands. But what happens when it’s time for them to be discharged? How can you be sure they’ll receive the follow-up care they need? Unfortunately, leaving the facility can be stressful, confusing, and rushed. Often, family members may be handed a list of instructions that may seem to be overwhelming.
Safely transitioning from rehab care to home—and getting the care your loved one’s need once you’re there—can speed their recovery, reduce the risk of readmission, and lower health care costs.
From the Heart Home Care, LLC can coach you and your loved one through the discharge process, helping with decision making and facilitating access to all needed services, including arranging non-medical care at home and getting durable equipment supplies.
The First 3 Days After Hospital Discharge are Most Critical
Studies have shown that the first 72 hours returning home after being discharged from a rehab care facility are the most critical. Without the proper home care arrangements and professional recovery assistance, patients could be at risk of hospital readmission. In fact, patients between the ages of 75 and 84 accounted for 35.6% of all hospital readmissions in 2015, and research found that hospital readmissions that occur within 30 days of discharge cost Medicare approximately $17 billion.
After a hospitalization, it’s not unusual for a senior to be at an increased risk of falling. Our home care aides can help with preventing falls after hospital by:
- Assisting with transitions from bed to standing, from standing to sitting, etc.
- Helping with personal care, including showering and toileting
- Decluttering and removing fall hazards around the home
To enjoy a full and healthy recovery, it’s essential the patient gets the proper nutrition after hospital discharge. However, maintaining a well-balanced diet can be difficult, especially if medical conditions and/or medications prohibit certain foods or ingredients.
From the Heart Home Care, LLC can help with meal planning and even prepare meals for the day or the week, paying particular attention to any dietary restrictions. Healthy meals will improve the patient’s recovery and bring the family the peace of mind that comes from knowing they’re loved one is eating well.
Returning home post-hospitalization or rehabilitation can be challenging. It’s likely that a loved one will not be able to return to their daily routines immediately, and they may need follow-up care, as well.
From the Heart Home Care, LLC has been providing in-home care services to help seniors recover safely and comfortably in the familiar surroundings of their own home.
Our in-home caregivers can help:
- Understand all discharge instructions and service orders
- Schedule and monitor an in-home caregiver as needed
- Drive you or your loved one home from the hospital if requested
- Pick up prescriptions
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