Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates in Riverton NJ
Careful planning usually means looking at all scenarios. When a senior has been hospitalized, he or she is likely going to face a certain length of time for their recovery.
While they might not be thinking about hospital readmission, it’s a good idea for family members or friends to be looking out for their best interest. The recovery process, how smoothly it goes, can have a direct correlation on avoiding a hospital readmission.
Technically speaking, a hospital readmission is anytime somebody has to be readmitted within 30 days of their discharge. Hospitals today are under increased pressure from the federal government to reduce these rates or face stiff penalties and other fines.
Most patients have no need to understand this. However, they should certainly pay attention to the recovery process and plan ahead accordingly.
What do you expect from the recovery itself?
This is a question people should ask themselves when they or another family member, especially an elderly loved one, has been hospitalized. It could be following major surgery, injuries sustained in an accident, a health emergency, or some other situation.
When they’re discharged, will they have the right support system in place for when they return home? Family members may step up to help, but are they the best suited to maximize the chances of a full recovery?
Many family members focus on safety first.
There’s nothing inherently wrong with that, but if it interferes with the recovery, it can have negative and lasting repercussions. For example, some family members may discourage their aging father from exercising following a heart attack. Even though the doctor recommended exercise, they see no value in it. They may assume this is only going to increase the risk of another heart attack.
No one wants that, and since safety is a top priority, they move to discourage exercise or other activities.
In this particular situation, exercise is incredibly important because it helps to strengthen the heart muscles. It may go counter to common thinking, but not everything people think on the surface is accurate.
It’s also a good idea to think about the unexpected. However, how can somebody who has never done this type of support work before have any clue what they might or might not expect?
It’s not easy. This is why it’s so important to consider an experienced home care aide. By relying on an outside, experienced caregiver, especially through an agency, the unexpected can be considered, brought to the surface, and discussed openly. That helps avoid unintended consequences and maximizes the chances of a full and healthy recovery.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care to reduce hospital readmission rates in Riverton, NJ, please contact Always There In Home Health Care at 856-409-5978.
As a family owned and run home care company she had to make several big decisions, whether to invest in a franchise or explore other options?
For Mariela after reviewing the restrictions and cost’s associated with a franchise the decision was easy the care she wanted to offer her clients should not be based on monthly franchise payment it should be based on the client’s needs.
At Always There we only hire the most qualified caregivers and in order to do that we offer an excellent starting salary. We would rather pay caregivers then a franchise company.
Mariela as the owner of Always There and unlike other owners of home care agencies, she visits every client first. We believe that if the owner cannot take the time to visit a family wanting to discuss home care for their loved then they don’t deserve the privilege of caring for that person.
As a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Certified Senior Advisor Mariela and her team of certified caregivers have provided care to families throughout south Jersey with over 60% of our clients requesting live-in care.
When deciding if homecare is right for you and your family be sure to consider the number of years a company/office has in the industry, whether or not the owners make themselves personally available 24 hours 7 days a week and most important do they only employ certified professionals to care for your loved one. After all They deserve it.
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