Hospital to Home in Cherry Hill, NJ

Recovery care for seniors moving from hospital to home.

When individuals are released from the hospital after a surgery or chronic illness, they are free to go home. Most times, however, they are released to the care of somebody who will ensure they are taken care of while they are recovering. Yet, many seniors do not have anybody who can pick them up from the hospital and take care of them once they are released.  While a convalescent home is an option, in home care for seniors, including the hospital to home service, is usually cheaper and offers much less anxiety and stress since your loved one will be recovering in their own home. 

Hospital to Home in Cherry Hill, NJ

While in home care for seniors will provide the necessary care while your senior loved one is convalescing, they can also provide numerous services relating to the transition from hospital to home.

Prior to release. The transition actually starts prior to the release of your loved one. Depending on the severity of your loved one's issues, there are things that can be adjusted at the home. Some of the most common adjustments, additions, or modifications include adding grab bars near the shower and toilet, purchasing a shower stool or transition bench, and adding an elevated toilet seat. Others include cleaning up any clutter in the walkways, adding motion sensors for the lights, making sure all cords and cables are out of the walkways and throw rugs are secured.

Transportation.  Once released from the hospital, your senior loved one will require transportation to their home. In home care for seniors will make sure the transportation is safe, comfortable, and timely. There may also be a need for transportation to future doctor appointments, physical therapy, etc.

Medication Management. If you take the top ten reasons seniors are admitted or readmitted to the hospital, none of them comes close to problems with medication. This is important since the top ten list includes cardiac arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, COPD, coronary atherosclerosis, diabetes, pneumonia and other infections, and stroke. In fact, according to the AARP, problems with medications have historically accounted for nearly twice the hospital admissions of any other problem on the list. In home care for seniors will ensure your loved one's medications are properly dosed and administered on time. They will also be charted, and signs and symptoms of complications will be noted.

Home Care. Your loved one may not be up to doing the laundry or cooking up meals when they get home. In fact, they may have trouble just going to the bathroom or showering. In home care for seniors will make sure that your loved one has their personal care needs met and their home looked after. This includes things like light housekeeping, laundry, shopping, cooking, running errands, and the like. Best of all, the services can expand or contract as needed.

When your loved one is transitioning home from the hospital, you want them to focus on recovering and not on surviving. With in home care for seniors, your loved one is able to do just that. Contact our office to learn more about our hospital to home service today.

Comfort Keepers of Cherry Hill, NJ provides leading in home care services to the following cities:

Atco, Berlin, Cedar Brook, Cherry Hill, Collingswood, Columbus, Hainesport, Gibbsboro, Haddonfield, Jobs, Lawnside, Lumberton, Maple Shade Township, Medford, Mt. Laurel, Pemberton and Vorhees Township, NJ

 

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