Returning home from a hospital stay can be daunting and overwhelming. Planning to go home involves implementing doctors' orders and educating yourself on lifestyle changes that need to accommodate your recovery plan. According to the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 408-% of medical information relayed to patients from healthcare professionals is immediately forgotten or misunderstood by patients. A way to combat this fact is to use a guide that helps you prepare for the first few days and weeks home. This is particularly helpful when home health care and non-medical home care have been recommended.
Home Instead Senior Care's Returning Home ℠ program includes the following key elements to ensure a smooth transition home:
Questions to ask a hospital discharge planner before you are released home
Services home health care agencies and non-medical home care agencies offer
Warning signs to watch out for
Steps to make your first 24 hours at home safe
Action plans for managing your health at home
Home health care might be ordered for the first few weeks of your return home. Use this medical service of physical, speech and occupational therapists, nurses and social workers to optimize your recovery, and use Home Instead Senior Care's professional non-medical home care services to ensure your safety and independence during your recovery time.
Call (615) 859-2380 to see how Home Instead Senior Care of Goodlettsville, TN can help you with your Home Care needs.