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How to Prevent Hospital Readmissions

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Hospital readmission is common among seniors, as they are often unable to properly care for themselves after a hospitalization. That’s why it’s important to set up a care plan after a discharge, so your loved one can receive quality post-hospital care that will ensure a successful recovery. Having the right care and support for your loved one at home will reduce the risk of reinjury and other issues that lead to another hospital stay. Here are some important tips that may help prevent hospital readmission.

Get a Clear Understanding of The Care Plan

It is extremely important to have a clear understanding of the hospital discharge care plan. This is because your loved one may need to take new medications and monitor important changes to their health. So, be sure to ask their doctors for a plan that is written out and clear for you to understand, and ask any questions for clarity. Place the plan where it can be easily accessed in your loved one’s home. It is also beneficial to make copies of this plan and share it with close family and friends, ensuring that you or your loved one will have reminders provided to them.

Keep in Touch With Your Doctors

Should the need arise, make sure you have the doctor’s contact information and check-in with them from time to time. If you or your loved one experience any changes, such as a medication reaction or recovery issues, it is important to report them to the doctor or ask any questions you may have. 

Attend Follow-Up Appointments

It is imperative that you follow up with your doctor after you are discharged from the hospital. Schedule follow-up appointments as recommended and be sure to attend them. These appointments allow the doctor to get an idea of your recovery progress and provide any necessary instructions based on their findings and your needs. These appointments are crucial during recovery and can prevent another hospital stay for you or your loved one.

Hire An In-Home Caregiver

Hiring an in-home caregiver allows you or your loved on to recover comfortably and safely at home. An in-home caregiver can prevent you from missing medications, drive you to follow-up appointments, and can communicate with your doctors on your behalf. An in-home caregiver can also help with a range of daily activities and provide support and companionship during this difficult time.

Contact Comfort Keepers of Egg Harbor, NJ

It may be a relief for you or your loved one to leave the hospital and get back to the comforts of home, but it is also important to follow the tips above and have a care plan ready after a discharge. At Comfort Keepers of Egg Harbor, our trained and dedicated caregivers provide high-quality post-hospital care to help you or your loved one have a safe and successful recovery at home. Contact Comfort Keepers at (609) 473-3805 today to learn more about our services and see how we can help you and your family.