Recovering from a hospitalization takes time, especially for older individuals. Not only does an older body take longer to heal, but there are additional issues that arise: reduced mobility and complex instructions to follow regarding the combination of medications, physical activities, follow-up appointments, and dietary restrictions, just to name a few.
A recent study carried out by IPC, The Hospitalist Company found that almost 20% of discharged patients required help and support in at least one area that had the possibility to impact their recovery. Other comparable research demonstrated that engaging the services of professional senior home care during the transition home after surgery can reduce hospital readmissions.
As the leading provider of in-home care in Aberdeen and the surrounding areas, the caregiving professionals at Carolina Hearts Home Care are here to help older adults with safe transitions home after surgery or upon discharge from the hospital. We can begin with post-discharge planning right after hospital admission to identify unique recovery needs, develop a plan of care, and ensure coordinated efforts for continuity of care.
We can work together with the hospital care team to create a recovery plan that includes:
- List of medications being taken, allergies and dietary restrictions
- Coordination of any needed medical equipment
- Scheduling follow-up appointments
Once back at home, Carolina Hearts Home Care offers a full range of customized home care services, such as:
- Picking up prescriptions and running other errands
- Health condition monitoring and reporting of changes in condition
- Exercise routines
- Medication reminders to ensure prescriptions are taken as directed
- Transportation to follow-up appointments
- Preparing meals
- Light housework and laundry
- And much more
Below is just one example of a family we have helped with our professional home care services:
Mrs. J’s adult daughter is an especially busy working mother. When Mrs. J needed a surgical procedure, her daughter needed assistance managing her mother’s care after discharge. Carolina Hearts Home Care was on hand to support an optimal recovery for Mrs. J.
Our home care team was available to ensure that the doctor’s orders were followed, that medications were taken as prescribed and follow-up appointments were attended to. We provided updates after each visit to Mrs. J’s family, ensuring they were advised on her recovery and contacted them immediately if there was any cause for concern. Additionally, we continuously monitored Mrs. J’s care plan for progress towards objectives and ensured any changes in care that were noticed were brought to the doctor’s attention.
We recognize that many people prefer to recover in the comfort of home after surgery and we support this approach because we have countless success stories. By working with you and following doctors’ instructions, the professional caregivers at Carolina Hearts Home Care can develop a plan that is best for a senior you love. Each client is provided with a personalized care plan that includes just the right level of in-home care in Aberdeen or the surrounding areas.
Our top priority is making the transition from hospital to home a smoother process, and making sure older adults are on the road to optimal recovery. Reach out to us at 1-855-277-2005 to request an in-home consultation to find out more about how we can help improve outcomes. Please see our full service area.