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Transitional Home Care in Heath, TX

Many issues factor into why older adults are vulnerable to problems at home after they have been in a medical, hospice or rehabilitation setting.  A Home Instead Care Professional can assist your loved one when they return home and reduce the chances of a hospital readmission. Call (469) 916-9202 today to learn more about our Returning Home transitional home care services in the Heath area. 

Preparing to Return Home After a Hospital Stay

Thinking about the returning home process right from the start is one of the best things you can do for your senior loved one after a hospitalization. Discharge planning is a key point in the recovery process. Planning ahead and preparing for a safe return home can mean the difference between readmission and a full recovery. Care Professionals from Home Instead in Richardson, TX can provide a variety of home care services to help reduce the chances of an unwanted readmission. 

Things to Consider After a Hospital Discharge

We have put together a list of 9 Things to Consider After a Hospital Discharge. Here are a few things to consider when creating a Care Plan for your loved one after a hospital discharge that may help determine the amount of care needed. When going through the list, make a note of how much time it will take to accomplish the various tasks. 

  • Patient Restrictions and Activities
  • Health Care Tasks
  • Special Diets
  • Medication Management
  • Follow-up Care
  • Equipment and Supplies
  • Home Safety
  • Medical Expenses
  • Other Financial Issues

Transitional Home Care Services in Heath can include:

  • Discharge coordination and execution – working with a senior patient's hospital staff to help create a plan of care.
  • Medication management – assistance organizing and tracking medications to make sure they're taken as directed.
  • Follow-up physician visit assistance – helping seniors keep track of and attend all necessary follow-up medical appointments.
  • Nutrition management –providing assistance with food shopping and meal preparation to help ensure the senior maintains a healthy diet.
  • Warning sign monitoring and notification – watching for warning signs and taking appropriate action.
  • ​Record keeping – keeping track of the senior's recovery progress to share with his or her physicians.

Call Home Instead today at (469) 916-9202 to discuss how our Care Professionals can support your loved one's recovery after a hospital stay and reduce the changes of a hospital readmission. 

Download the Returning Home Guide

This guide provides tips and suggestions for helping ensure a senior loved one’s safe return from a hospital or rehab facility. Download the Returning Home Guide to help ensure a senior loved one’s smooth transition home from a hospital or rehab facility. 

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