Help Seniors Have a Safe Transition From the Hospital to Home
Recovering from an operation can be a lengthy process, especially for seniors. Not only do older bodies require a longer period of time to heal, but there are further factors that come up: more directions to follow for physical activities because of decreased mobility, dietary restrictions, medications, and follow-up appointments, just to name a few. This means it’s especially important to consider the plan for the transition from the hospital to home for an older adult.
Recent research conducted by IPC, The Hospitalist Company divulged that nearly 20% of discharged patients needed support in at least one area that had the potential to influence their recovery. Similar research has revealed that bringing in professional senior care at home during the transition from hospital to home can actually reduce hospital readmissions.
Endeavor In-Home Care is here to help older adults have a safe transition from the hospital to home. We can begin with post-discharge planning right after hospital admission to outline the senior’s needs, ensuring coordinated efforts and continuity of care.
Our care professionals can work with the hospital care team to develop a recovery plan that includes:
- Medical concerns and how to respond to potential effects
- Scheduling follow-up appointments
- List of meds being taken, allergies and dietary restrictions
Once back at home, we offer a full range of customized home care services, such as:
- Exercise routines
- Medication reminders to ensure prescriptions are taken as directed
- Light household chores
- Meal planning and preparation
- Running errands
- And more
Following is just one example of a family we helped transition from the hospital to home with our professional home care services:
Mrs. J’s adult daughter is a very busy working parent. When Mrs. J needed to go in for a surgical procedure, her daughter wasn’t sure how she would be able to manage her mother’s care afterwards. Endeavor In-Home Care was more than prepared to help.
Our home care team was available to guarantee that the doctors’ orders were being followed, that meds were taken properly and that no negative side effects were experienced. We provided reports after each visit to Mrs. J’s family, keeping them advised on her recovery and contacting them immediately if there was any cause for concern. Additionally, we continuously monitored Mrs. J’s care plan for advancement toward goals and any changes in care that were needed were brought to the medical team’s attention.
We know that many people prefer to recover in the comfort of home. By working with you and following doctors’ recommendations, Endeavor In-Home Care’s care staff can create a plan that is best for your senior loved one.
Our main priority is making the transition from the hospital to home a simplified process, and making sure older adults are on the road to recovery. Contact us online or at (480) 498-2324 to schedule an in-home consultation to find out more about how we can help with our elderly care in Scottsdale and the nearby areas.