If you have recently had surgery or been hospitalized, then reducing hospital readmission should be high on your priority list. Our in home health services and caregivers can be a vital part to helping you reduce the risk of having to be readmitted to the hospital.
Why is Reducing Hospital Readmission Important?
- Financial Advantages – Nobody wants to have to pay for the cost of readmission. Reducing hospital readmission means keeping more money in your pocket and fewer medical bills.
- Prevent Additional Health Problems – Many readmission issues stem from additional health problems that occur. Anything from infection to improper healing and even new health issues can occur after you’ve been released from the hospital.
- Compliance – Complying with the discharge instructions is extremely important. Medication reminders, post-surgery care, follow-up appointments, therapies, wound care, therapy appointments and at home exercises are just a few of the items you have to think about. Non-compliance is a common reason for ending up back in the hospital or at the Emergency Room.
How Accredited Home Care Can Help
- Proper Healing – Keeping bandages clean and well attended is important. Open wound care is also a vital part of helping to reduce the risk of having to return to the hospital due to infection or healing problems. Contact us for skilled nursing to help ensure proper post-surgical needs.
- Medication – Utilizing our skilled nursing can help to make sure medication is taken as needed. It is important that medication is taken properly and on time.
- Communicating – Communication between the patient, care providers, and health care providers is vital. Utilize our services to help ensure clear communication between all who are involved.
- Transitioning – You want the transition from being discharged to healing to be as easy and effective as possible. In some cases the healing process can be more beneficial at home; especially when combined with the proper in home post-care and therapy.
- Care Plan – Hospitals should give you a detailed care plan or discharge plan that includes instructions for a complete recovery. Having someone to help you maintain these instructions and explain them if you have any questions can be extremely helpful.
- Home & Lifestyle Modifications – It is not unusual to have to make some modifications to your typical everyday lifestyle and daily tasks. Our caregivers can help you with daily life tasks that may be more difficult when you are first released from the hospital.
- Medical Equipment – Our staff can help you get accustomed to any medical equipment that you may have to use while recovering at home. This equipment can be a simple bathing chair or a more complex piece of machinery. Let our staff help you with the use of any needed equipment.
This discharge list can help make your discharge a little easier and effective. It’s especially helpful if a hospital doesn’t have a typical discharge plan or care plan in place.
Contact Us for Recovery Care at Home
We provide an entire team of in-home health care professionals that can help you heal and get back to your life. Contact us today so we can be a helpful part of reducing hospital readmission after a hospital stay or ER visit.
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