Tips for a Smooth Transition from Hospital to Home

Transition from Hospital to Home
Make a transition from hospital to home easier with home care services.

Recovering from a surgical procedure can take time, especially for older adults. Not only do aging bodies take longer to heal, but together with reduced mobility and a multitude of directions for medications, physical activities, follow-up appointments, and dietary restrictions, there is a lot to keep track of after a hospitalization.

Recent research conducted by IPC, The Hospitalist Company revealed that nearly one out of five discharged patients required assistance in at least one area that had the potential to affect their recovery. Other similar studies have shown that bringing in professional home care assistance during the transition from hospital to home actually reduces hospital readmissions.

As the premier provider of Argyle home health care (view our full service area), Heaven at Home Senior Care is here to help seniors with safe transitions home from the hospital by providing trusted in-home care to help with recovery. We can begin with post-discharge planning soon after hospital admission to determine your senior loved one’s needs, ensuring coordinated efforts and continuity of care.

We can work with the hospital care team to implement a recovery plan that includes:

  • Scheduled follow-up appointments
  • List of medications, allergies and dietary restrictions
  • Exercise and activity routines
  • Medical equipment
  • Medical issues and how to respond to potential effects

Once back at home, we can:

  • Prepare nutritious meals
  • Help with bathing and dressing
  • Ensure medications are taken as prescribed
  • Help connect the senior with area resources
  • Provide transportation to and from follow-up medical appointments

Below is just one example of a family we helped with our professional home care services:

Mr. R’s adult daughter is an extremely busy working mother. When Mr. R needed to go in for a surgical procedure, his daughter didn’t know how she could manage her father’s care after he was discharged. Heaven at Home Senior Care was on hand to help.

With routine visits, our caregiver monitored Mr. R, including his diet and physical activity levels, confirming medications were taken on time and the doctor’s plan was followed according to instructions. We provided reports after each visit to Mr. R’s family, keeping them up to date on his recovery and contacting them immediately if there was reason for concern. Additionally, we continuously monitored Mr. R’s care plan for progress towards goals and any necessary changes in care were brought to the physician’s attention.

We know that many older adults prefer to recover in the comfort of home. By working with you and adhering to doctors’ recommendations, Heaven at Home’s compassionate and professional care staff can implement a plan that is best for your senior loved one.

Making a transition from hospital to home a smoother process, and making sure your loved one is on the road to recovery is our top priority. Contact us at (972) 245-1515 or complete our online contact form to request an in-home evaluation. We’d love to meet you and share more about how we can help you and your senior loved one with the highest quality Argyle home health care.  Click here to view our full service area.