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How to Prevent Hospital Readmission

How to Prevent Hospital Readmission

If you or your aging loved one was recently discharged from the hospital, it is a crucial time to set up a plan that will ensure success in the long run. Hospital readmission is common among the elderly, as they often do not take care of themselves after they have been discharged from the hospital. Having the right team behind you or your loved one that has an effective plan will decrease the chances of returning to the hospital with complications from their original medical condition. Take a look at these tips to prevent hospital readmission.

  • Get a clear understanding of the care plan. You or your aging loved one may need to take medications daily and monitor their health such as their blood pressure, blood sugar levels, etc. It is important to ask the doctors for a plan that is written out, clear to understand and can be placed somewhere accessible in the home. It is also a good idea to make copies of this plan and share it with close family and friends, to make sure that you or your loved one will have reminders provided to them by friends and family.
  • Keep in contact with the doctors. Make sure you ask the doctor for their contact information, should the need arise. It is also a good idea to check in with them from time to time. Without being too persistent, it is important to notify them of any changes that you or your loved one is experiencing. This includes but is not limited to a reaction to the medicine, a problem with recovery or your loved one refusing to continue their medicine.
  • Make the necessary follow up appointments and attend them. It is one thing to make the appointments that your doctor recommends but showing up to those appointments is crucial. These appointments are made so that your doctor can get an idea of how your recovery is going, what they need to do to help you and what the next course of action is based on your needs. These appointments are crucial to keeping you or your loved one out of the hospital and comfortable at home.
  • Hire a caregiver to help you or your loved one recover comfortably at home. Having an in-home caregiver can prevent you from missing medications, drive to you to your follow up appointments and can call your doctors on your behalf. It is important that you have a support system that will help you or your loved one stay out of the hospital and at home. An in-home caregiver can give you the companionship, assistance and professional help needed to keep you from being readmitted into the hospital.

After a hospital stay, going home can feel like a relief and liberating. In order to stay out of the hospital, it is imperative to follow the steps above. We hope that you have a speedy, smooth and easy recovery.

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Reviewer: Patricia
Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
Reviewer: Liliana D
Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
Reviewer: Tatyana
Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Highly recommend!
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Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great, award-winning company!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
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Reviewer: Laura
Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
Reviewer: Raul
Raul 2020-05-28 via Google
Great place to work for!

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