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Avoiding the Guilt of Missed Opportunities When Seniors Recover from an Emergency

Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates in Hamilton NJ

Do you ever feel guilty about missed opportunities in life? A lot of people do, and for the most part they’re not that big of a deal. However, for a senior who may have been hospitalized due to any number of medical emergencies, including a heart attack or stroke, major surgery, or injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident, for example, being as prepared as possible for their discharge and return home will avoid some important missed opportunities.

Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates in Hamilton NJ

Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates in Hamilton NJ

When an elderly loved one is in the hospital following a medical emergency or injuries, it can cause their loved ones to feel helpless. They hope for the best and wait in anticipation for the doctor to give them an update. When that update finally comes, they may be relieved to learn the senior is going to be discharged in a couple of days.

They have the best intentions. One family member may take vacation time from their job for a couple of weeks to go stay with their elderly mother, father, or other loved one. It’s a noble gesture and certainly may be beneficial for that senior.

After a few weeks, though, things don’t seem to be progressing as well as they expected. The senior is not pushing through with exercise, is refusing a physical therapist, and is not really doing anything to change their diet. They’re not regaining their strength or mobility as quickly as loved ones would have hoped.

After a month has passed, even though they haven’t been back to the hospital, that trip could be coming soon. A hospital readmission is technically any time a person has be readmitted within 30 days of discharge, but if the senior has to go back at 32 days or 35 or 40, what difference does it make?

Looking back, you may see a number of missed opportunities that could have been beneficial.

One of those opportunities is to rely on experienced care. 

An experienced home care aide can provide a great deal of insight and encouragement to their elderly clients that will get them up and moving, exercising, and even focusing on their diet. Some people are more prone to listen to strangers who have experience as opposed to family members who have never gone through anything like this before.

Avoid having to feel guilty in the future because of missed opportunities; talk to your loved one about hiring a home care aide.

If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring home care services to reduce hospital readmission rates in Hamilton, NJ, or the surrounding areas, please call Independence Home Care today at 609-208-1111 for more information.

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Teresa Sajkowski, RN BSN CHPN

Trust Owners Teresa & Vincent Sajkowski with all of your home care needs. Independence Home Care was founded in 2010 by Teresa, Vincent and their family who have a combined total of over 75 years of professional Home Care experience. Together we have created Independence Home Care to improve Home Health Care and to allow our clients to remain Independent in the privacy and comfort of their own home.

With the owners of the company directly involved in the care for our clients, we provide a more compassionate hands-on-approach. We pride ourselves on hard work, honesty, and communication. Independence Home Care is truly unique in the services we provide when compared to other franchised and big business organizations.

Independence Home Care is one of New Jersey’s largest non-franchised, family owned home care agency.

We promote health and independence for all our clients while offering support and respite for their loved ones. We understand the need for independence and importance of meeting this basic need. Our caregiver’s can provide you with the quality of life you deserve.

We not only provide you with a carefully selected caregiver to match you or your loved one, we also continue to be involved and provide specific additional care without any extra costs, such as Registered Nurse Case Supervision, 24-hour On-Call, and Specialized Alzheimer and Dementia training and much, much more.

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