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Home Care Improves the Transition From Hospital to Home

CareFor’s in-home caregivers can make the transition from hospital to home easier for older adults.

Recuperating from an operation takes time, especially for older adults. Not only do older bodies take longer to heal, but there are extra factors that need to be considered: reduced mobility and numerous directions to follow for dietary restrictions, medications, follow-up appointments, and physical activities, just to name a few. 

A recent research study performed by IPC, The Hospitalist Company disclosed that around 20% of discharged patients required support in at least one area that had the possibility to impact their recovery. Other similar research has shown that hiring professional senior care at home during the transition from hospital to home can actually cut down on hospital readmissions. 

As the top provider of in-home care in San Antonio and the neighboring areas, CareFor is here to help older adults with safe transitions home from the hospital. We can get started with post-discharge planning right after hospital admission to outline the older person’s needs, ensuring coordinated efforts and continuity of care.

We can collaborate with the hospital care team to create a recovery plan that includes:

  • Medical concerns and how to respond to potential effects
  • Scheduled follow-up appointments 
  • Medical equipment
  • List of meds being taken, allergies, and dietary restrictions

Once back at home, we offer a full range of customized home care services, such as:

  • Health condition monitoring and reporting of changes in condition
  • Meal planning and prep
  • Shopping, picking up prescriptions, and other errands
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • Companionship
  • Transportation
  • Medication reminders to ensure prescriptions are taken as directed
  • Exercise routines
  • And much more

Below is just one instance of a family we served with our professional home care services:

Mrs. J’s adult daughter is an immensely busy working mother. When Mrs. J needed a surgical procedure, her daughter didn’t know how she would be able to manage her mother’s care after discharge. CareFor was on hand to help. 

Our home care team was available to guarantee that the medical team’s orders were being followed, that meds were taken properly, and that no adverse side effects were experienced. We supplied updates after each visit to Mrs. J’s family, keeping them advised on her recovery and contacting them immediately if there was any cause for concern. In addition, we continually monitored Mrs. J’s care plan for advancement towards desired goals and any changes in care that were required were brought to the doctor’s attention. 

We realize that many older adults prefer to recover in the comfort of home. By working with you and following doctors’ recommendations, CareFor’s care staff can design a plan that is best for a senior you love.

Our number one priority is making the transition from hospital to home a less complicated process and making sure seniors are on the road to recovery. Reach out to us at (512) 338-4533 to schedule an in-home consultation to learn more about how our preferred home care in San Antonio, TX and the surrounding areas can help.

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