Rochester Hills, Michigan
1130 Tienken Ct #203, Rochester Hills, MI 48306
(248) 206-0314
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Specialized Care

We create individualized plans of care for seniors based on their needs and personality.

Post Hospital Care Specialist in Rochester Hills, NY

Help your loved one recovery at home and reduce the risk of readmission

The day your loved one's doctor says it’s okay for them to come home from the hospital is a joyous day indeed. It also means your journey as their post hospital care specialist is about to begin.

Give us a call at (248) 206-0314 to learn more!

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Caring Begins with Family

While your loved one was in the hospital, they had a team of medical professionals caring for them. Once they are released and you become their main provider, you will need the help of your family and your loved one's post hospital care team to help them recover successfully.

Readmission Rates in the US are high

Nobody Said It Was Going to Be Easy

If there is one thing a professional can tell you, it's that this is not an easy job. Not only do you have to learn how to take care of your loved one, but you will also be at their beck and call until they are in a position to take care of themselves. So many family caregivers jump into providing transitional care for their loved one, only to find themselves in over their heads. Before you reach this point, call Comfort Keepers and let us provide a caregiver who specializes in caring for seniors right out of the hospital.

There Are So Many Ways Our Caregivers Can Help

One thing you should know is that there are many ways our caregivers can help support you as your loved one, including:

  • Homemaking services (decluttering, light house cleaning, laundry, dishes, meal planning & cooking, etc.)
  • Personal care services including bathing, grooming, mobility assistance, incontinence support, etc.)
  • Companionship and emotional support throughout their recovery journey
  • Transportation to appointments and taking care of numerous errands.
  • Continuous monitoring of health and maintaining communication between the family, doctors, rehabilitation specialist, etc.

US Readmission Rates for Seniors Post-Discharge

Despite the move to evidence-based care and the best efforts of the hospital and then their post hospital care specialist, seniors continue to experience a high rate of readmission during the first 180 days after they return home. There are numerous reasons why your loved one might end up back in the hospital, including:

  • Severity and Type of Medical Condition – covering those who are in the late stages of a medical condition or suffering from a chronic condition such as heart disease or Alzheimer's.
  • Secondary Diagnoses – covering those patients who develop a medical condition or display severe symptoms not seen during their hospitalization.
  • Limited Access to Appropriate Post Hospital Care – covering those with limited transportation to their appointments, picking up needed medications, and have the daily support they need.
  • Medications – concerning the taking of new medication that causes adverse side effects and those who do not take their medication as instructed, resulting in adverse side effects.
  • Lack of Education by Medical Team – covers those who did not receive the proper transition home care education by the patient's medical care team before they come home.

Keeping Detailed Records Is Vital

As your loved one's transitional care specialist, you are charged with taking care of them and making sure you keep accurate records of their care. Your Comfort Keepers caregiver can help you set up a form to use for tracking any changes in your loved one's condition. Having this information readily at hand can help when talking to their doctor or medical care team. Your records need to include:

  • Personal care services including bathing, grooming, mobility assistance, incontinence support, etc.)
  • Homemaking services (decluttering, light house cleaning, laundry, dishes, meal planning & cooking, etc.)
  • Transportation to appointments and taking care of numerous errands.
  • Continuous monitoring of health and maintaining communication between the family, doctors, rehabilitation specialist, etc.
  • Companionship and emotional support throughout their recovery journey.

Preparing Your Home for Your Loved One's Return

Before you can bring your loved one home, there is one vital task that you need to take care of. You must make sure your home can provide them with a safe and healthy environment in which to recover. You need to:

  • Introduce your loved one to their transitional home care provider before they are discharged.
  • Be sure the house is clean and disinfected eliminating allergens and bacteria.
  • Create a care plan schedule that lets your loved one know who will be with them and when.
  • Be sure furniture is arranged to make room for any mobility equipment.
  • Install any needed safety equipment.
  • Place items that are used daily within easy reach.

If you need to learn more about becoming a post hospital care specialist for your loved one and would like one of our caregivers to help your loved one make a swift recovery, contact Comfort Keepers of Rochester Hills, NY at (248) 206-0314. Let us schedule a free care consultation with one of our senior advisors to discuss your loved one's needs and help you create the best transitional care plan possible.

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