February 3, 2015
One of the leading causes of hospital readmissions is the lack of adequate support following a hospital discharge. To help make a patient’s transition home smooth and successful, Home Care Assistance is committed to educating seniors and their loved ones about post-hospitalization care through our Hospital to Home Care program, a comprehensive set of resources for families managing the sometimes difficult transition home after hospitalization.
Hospital to Home Care gives families the resources they need to prepare for a loved one’s discharge and manage the unique process of recovering at home. Home Care Assistance hopes that patients and families who are armed with this knowledge will be able to better manage each step of the process, alleviating some of the anxiety associated with the stress of hospitalization and discharge.
The Hospital to Home Care program is founded upon the belief that patients can recover in the comfort and familiarity of the home environment following a hospitalization. Research suggests that recovering at home versus a facility can also benefit patients psychologically and emotionally. In addition, patients avoid the infection risk associated with care facilities and enjoy greater freedom outside of the institutional setting. With the help of a caregiver, patients also benefit from dedicated one-on-one support while loved ones enjoy peace of mind knowing that trained professionals are on hand.
For more information about the Hospital to Home Care program visit www.HospitaltoHomeCare.com. There you will find tips for discharge planning and home recovery, who is involved in the discharge process, a thorough guide of the best options for post-hospitalization care and resources available for download. The third book in our popular senior wellness series, From Hospital to Home Care: A Step by Step Guide to Providing Care to Patients Post Hospitalization also provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges and resources associated with each step in the transition from hospital to home, explaining the discharge process from an inpatient hospital stay, common issues associated with specific medical conditions, the unique needs of recently hospitalized patients and the importance of home care in patient outcomes and quality of life.
Home Care Assistance hopes to help make the transition from hospital to home smooth for you or a loved one by offering the knowledge required to navigate the discharge process and post-hospitalization care with ease. Our goal is to provide high-quality, in-home care to reduce hospital readmissions, increase independence in our clients and give families peace of mind.
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