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1 Winding Drive, Suite 103, Philadelphia, PA 19131
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Providing in-home post-hospital care services to seniors in Philadelphia, PA

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After being released from the hospital, the journey towards full recovery is only halfway done. The period directly following a hospital stay plays a crucial role in the overall well-being and recovery of seniors. Numerous studies have demonstrated that the absence of adequate care and assistance following significant hospitalization or surgery can result in either readmission or a slower-paced recovery.

Usually, family members assume the responsibility of caring for their senior loved ones after they leave the hospital, but giving adequate care can pose difficulties. These individuals are often unprepared and lack the necessary training to handle the physical and emotional obstacles that come with taking care of those transitioning back home. 

At Comfort Keepers, we provide a variety of in-home care services to facilitate a smooth transition for seniors coming home after surgery.

What is Post-Hospital Care?

Coming back home after being in the hospital or going through surgery can pose challenges for seniors, as they are faced with the responsibility of managing new medications and tending to surgical wounds by themselves. Our dedicated caregivers specialize in assisting seniors in their recovery journey right in the comfort of their own homes, prioritizing their safety. We offer a diverse range of services designed to assist in the recovery of your senior loved one, which include:

  • Providing transportation for follow-up visits

  • Coordination and communication with medical staff

  • Monitoring proper implementation of the care plan to aid the recovery process

  • Providing family and friends time to relax and recharge

  • Helping with household chores, such as running errands, meal preparation, and laundry

How Comfort Keepers Can Help

Along with our extensive selection of general care services for patients who have recently had a hospitalization or surgery, we also can personalize our in-home care services to meet the physical and emotional requirements of the senior's transition home. Some of the specific medical needs that we can assist with include:

  • Wound care

  • Congestive heart failure

  • Myocardial infection

  • Pneumonia

  • Issues related to hip replacement surgery

When your senior loved one is transitioning from the hospital to their home, our Comfort Keepers caregivers can help them with daily chores such as grocery shopping, light housekeeping, transportation, and more. 

Why is Post-Hospital Care Important for Recovery?

Following a hospitalization or surgery, senior individuals frequently encounter new obstacles that may impede their recovery process. Seniors experience challenges that affect them emotionally in addition to their physical health. To ensure a smooth and successful transition back to their homes, it is essential to identify and address these challenges. Our compassionate caregivers are here to assist with the following aspects, ensuring that seniors recuperate safely in the comfort of their own homes after a hospital stay:

Respite Care for Family Caregivers

Following a senior's release from the hospital, it is common for relatives to assume the role of primary caregivers. Family caregivers can get respite in post-hospital care to allow them to take a break to relax and recharge. Our empathetic caregivers will readily step in and deliver the essential care for your loved one for however long it is required, guaranteeing a quick and safe recovery.

Health Monitoring

The ongoing assessment of a senior's health is a crucial component of post-hospital care. Regular updates and checks make it feasible to identify any problems early, allowing for a prompt response. Any indicators of discomfort or deterioration in a senior person recovering from surgery or a hospital stay can be treated right away to achieve the fastest recovery possible.

Medication Reminders

Forgetting to take medication on time or taking an excessive amount is the primary reason why seniors end up being readmitted to the hospital. Seniors who have been discharged from the hospital must handle multiple medications and remember when to take them. Our compassionate caregivers can lend a hand with household chores and kindly remind seniors of their medication schedules. They can also closely observe for any potential adverse reactions and, if necessary, communicate with their healthcare providers.

Companionship

Seniors who transition from the hospital to their homes may feel a variety of emotions, from anxiety to feeling overwhelmed. An empathic caregiver's presence offers seniors much-needed emotional support. When our caregivers offer companionship and assurance in addition to attending to their physical needs, a senior's mental and emotional health improves.

Assistance with Activities of Daily Living 

After being discharged from the hospital, seniors may struggle with basic everyday tasks, including cooking, bathing, and dressing. To ensure that seniors are adequately taken care of, our caregivers can offer sympathetic assistance with these duties. Seniors can be supported in maintaining some level of independence while still being comfortable and safe by helping with domestic chores, making sure they are eating well, or assisting with bathing.

Our Comfort Keepers Caregivers

In addition to helping seniors keep up with their daily routines after a hospitalization, our caregivers have received specialized training to assist seniors with unique needs. This includes seniors with congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, pneumonia, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and other conditions.

Each of our caregivers offers specialized care in the comfort of your loved one's own home, utilizing our interactive caregiving method. Through interactive caregiving, our caregivers are motivated to tend to the complete individual, encompassing their mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Through our personalized in-home senior care approach, seniors form strong bonds with their caregivers.

Learn More About Our Post-Hospital Care Services

Let Comfort Keepers assist your cherished senior in healing safely. Our caring caregivers can assist in the recovery of your loved one and provide comfort and peace of mind upon their return to their home. We are accessible 24/7 to provide support for seniors recuperating from a hospital stay or surgical procedure.

In Doylestown, Langhorne, Warminster, and the surrounding areas, Comfort Keepers works to provide the best post-hospital care services possible. Please feel free to call us at (215) 672-2195 if you have any questions about our senior care services in Philadelphia. Our care coordinators are available to answer any questions you may have.