Often when people are hospitalized, they look forward to going home, but going home isn’t always the relief they imagined. Living with one or multiple conditions after hospitalization may be complicated for many seniors depending on their circumstances. There are important factors to consider regarding transitioning from a hospital back into the home.
Sending someone from a care facility such as a hospital, where there is constant monitoring and help, to an empty home requires planning in advance to ensure a smooth, safe transition. We can help in the following ways:
- The mobility of the senior – Challenges need to be addressed and solved before less-mobile seniors return home. We ensure walkways in the home are clear, remove trip hazards such as rugs, rearrange extension cords, and install handrails in the bathroom to prevent falls.
- Medical conditions that may need monitoring – We ensure your loved one’s health is on the rise and not declining. We closely monitor identifying symptoms in the days and weeks after returning home.
- Medication assistance – We give medication reminders to ensure medications are taken as directed.
- Future appointments with healthcare providers – We help seniors remember these appointments and take them to the appointments. By accompanying them to scheduled visits, we ensure obligations are met and can also help keep you in the loop regarding any news from the doctor.
- Nutrition – We help prepare and shop for dinner. Proper nutrition is critical for seniors, but can be especially important for those who have had recent health issues.
We can help you with your transition from the hospital back into your home. A successful transition helps to eliminate returns to the hospital which are common when transitions are not properly planned. Call us today to ensure a smooth transition.