The recovery process after a surgical procedure can take a while, particularly for aging adults. Not only does an older body take longer to mend, but there are additional elements that come up: follow-up appointments, reduced mobility, a number of instructions to follow for dietary restrictions, medications, and physical activities, just to name a few.
Recent research performed by IPC, The Hospitalist Company disclosed that around 20% of discharged patients required help in at least one area that had the possibility to impact their recovery. Similar research has discovered that using the services of professional senior care at home during the transition home from the hospital can actually decrease hospital readmissions.
As a top-rated provider of Burbank home care and care in the surrounding locations, Happier Home Care is here to help older aging adults have a safe transition home from the hospital. We can begin with post-discharge planning immediately after hospital admission to outline the senior’s needs, ensuring coordinated efforts and continuity of care.
We can coordinate with the hospital care team to develop a recovery plan that includes:
- Medical equipment
- List of meds being taken, allergies and dietary restrictions
- Scheduling follow-up appointments
- Medical concerns and how to respond to potential effects
Once back at home, we offer a full range of customized home care services, such as:
- Health condition monitoring and reporting any changes in condition
- Light housekeeping
- Nutritious meals, per any dietary restrictions
- Picking up prescriptions and groceries
- Medication reminders
- And more
The following story is just one account of a family we helped transition home from the hospital with our professional home care services:
Mrs. Y has an adult son who is a particularly busy working dad. When Mrs. Y required a surgical procedure, her son didn’t know how he would be able to manage his mother’s care afterwards. Happier Home Care was on hand to help.
Our care professionals were available to ensure that the doctors’ orders were followed, that meds were taken correctly and that Mrs. Y experienced no negative side effects. We provided updates after each visit to Mrs. Y’s family, keeping them advised on her recovery and contacting them immediately if there was any reason for concern. Additionally, we continuously monitored Mrs. Y’s plan of care for advancement towards desired goals and any modifications in care that were necessary were brought to the physician’s attention.
It’s no question that most seniors want to recover in the comforts of home. By working with you and following doctors’ recommendations, Happier Home Care’s care staff can design a plan that is best for a senior you love as they transition home from the hospital.
Our top priority is making the transition from hospital to home a simplified process, and making sure seniors are on the road to recovery. Contact us online or at 818-651-6679 to request an in-home consultation to learn more about how we can help with our senior Burbank home care and care in the nearby areas.