Post Discharge Care

Returning home after doctor discharges your senior loved one is a happy time, but it is also a critical turning point in your senior's recovery process. A 2009 New England Journal of Medicine study estimated that almost 20 percent of Medicare patients were readmitted within 30 days of discharge. Often, mistakes made in medications, missed follow-up medical appointments, poor nutrition and dehydration and lack of safety preparation in the home are the issues that can lead to readmission.

Getting Help When Returning Home
Even if you are planning on being there for your senior when he or she returns home, there may be some aspects of their recovery plan that you might need help with. The Helping solution's Care Givers can help with many of the critical post-discharge care needs that will help lead your senior to a full and complete recovery.

The key elements of the Helping Solution network's Returning Home Program include:

  • Discharge coordination and execution - Our Care Givers will work with your senior's hospital discharge planning staff to develop a detailed plan of care and instructions that will be used by family and other home caregivers to make sure your senior has a plan to help ensure a successful recovery.
  • Medication management - Our Care Givers will work with you and / or your senior loved one to help them organize and track their pills and other medications to make sure that they are taken as directed and to help prevent adverse effects. We also have the medicine reminder service.
  • Follow-up physician visit assistance -Helping Solution Care Givers can make sure your senior loved one keeps track of and attends follow-up medical appointments including providing or arranging for his or her transportation to the visits.
  • Nutrition management - Our Care Givers can assist with meal planning, shopping and preparation to ensure that your senior loved one is getting wholesome, healthy foods and plenty of hydration that will assist him or her with recovery.
  • Record keeping - Helping Solution Care Givers are also trained to track specific data on your senior loved one's progress to share with his or her medical providers. This is important for both tracking progress and to help update, if necessary, the original discharge plan of care.

To help you get adjusted at home and reduce readmission, Helping Solution offers the
following packages:

  • 5 hours - $100.00
  • For a more comprehensive, customized service, please contact us.
Post Discharge Care Brochures
Post Discharge Care Brochure
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