The Importance of a Successful Discharge and Transition Home
Are you preparing for discharge from the hospital or struggling to care for a loved one? If you’re a caregiver, it can be overwhelming and confusing to try to balance caring for your loved one and preexisting responsibilities like a job or family of your own. As you attempt to match available resources with the needs of your loved one, the thought of another hospitalization can be especially daunting.
Did You Know?
- 20% of all Medicare patients are readmitted to hospitals within 30 days
- 33% are readmitted within 90 days
*According to a 2009 national study in the New England Journal of Medicine
There are several underlying contributors to the staggering number of patients facing a hospital readmission and most, if not all, of the contributing factors can be addressed by extending the care you or your loved one needs from the hospital to the home.
Home Health Care Can Help!
Care from Residential Home Health Reduces Your Risk of Returning to the Hospital.
By being present and available for patient and caregivers, providing nursing, therapy and coaching as needed, a Residential Home Health Care Team facilitates safer and more successful returns to the home. Learn about one of Residential’s innovative programs with a focus on readmission reduction in a recent article.
Are you or your loved one at risk of returning to the hospital?
Take our 5-minute online assessment to learn your risk for readmission or start by calling (866) 902-4000 to discuss the specifics of your situation with a Residential Nurse. The Residential Nurse will help to assess your individual needs and determine if in-home care is the best treatment option for your condition as you return home. If your physician is unavailable, we can set you up with an appointment to have a visiting physician come to your home for an assessment of your condition and, if appropriate, provide you with a referral for home care services. Call us anytime to talk, we're here 24/7.