According to a report, every year in the United States, more than 35 million people are discharged from the hospital after staying four to five days and one in every seven people is readmitted within 30 days to the same hospital for complications. It is estimated that it costs the government an additional $26 billion every year where $17 billion of them could be avoidable.
The study finds that if professional home health care is provided, readmission could be avoided. It is imperative to let the patients know why they were admitted to the hospital, what the treatment was and what precautions should be taken afterward to avoid such situation again. But, in most of the cases, especially for seniors, it is found that they are totally unaware of their health condition. Hospital employees discuss it with patients, but often the patients remain confused or forget the instructions. It is estimated that near 55% of seniors forget the instructions after reaching home. Having a home health care professional can prevent this issue.
After coming from the hospital, patients are expected to follow the recommended diet, take prescribed medicines, exercise, and perform all the daily activities on their own. They often become confused with the medication, with the color of the pills, the schedule of taking and the dosage. In-home caregivers can provide the needed support for patients to aid quick recovery, from reminding them to take their medications to accompanying them on a walk if it is instructed. At Home Care Assistance in Edmond, we offer this support and so much more. Our caregivers encourage patients to try on their own and assure that they will recover soon which helps to boost their spirit and mental well-being.
Other than providing all possible support to patients, our home health care providers can perform the tasks stated below when there is no one else available to help:
Shopping, housekeeping, preparing meals.
Recommending necessary changes to the patients’ room and needed equipment.
Showing patients exercises that they have to do at home.
Assisting them with performing daily activities including grooming, eating, bathing, using washrooms etc.
Having a reliable, compassionate and professional who can provide proper care for your seniors at home is difficult, but not impossible. Come to Home Care Assistance, a reputed service provider for the seniors’ assistance in OKC and Edmond. Our experienced home health care staff will recommend suggestions to you to take care of your seniors to save them from common problems or how to follow post-treatment instructions.