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Hospital to Home
Hospital stays, whether short term or long term, can cause stress and anxiety for patients and caregivers alike. While the entire family is eager for a loved one to return home, recover, and resume their normal routines, many don’t anticipate the difficulties that can come with the transition back into the home setting. The complications that can arise from the change in environment are multifaceted, and contribute to what is known as the “revolving door” of hospital readmissions.
One in five senior patients are back in the hospital within 30 days of leaving. Many readmissions could be avoided with the addition of proper post-discharge care by a qualified in home care agency. In-home care can play an important supporting role in transitions between hospital and home.
Everlight Care can coach you and your loved one through the discharge process, helping with decision making and facilitating access to all needed services, including arranging non-medical care at home and getting durable equipment supplies.
Help at Home
Everlight Care can help fill the gap between hospital and home for either short- or long-term periods, depending on the family’s specific needs. There may be some initial anxiety about hiring someone to help care for a loved one after a stay in the hospital, but an extra, experienced set of hands can lessen the risk of a return visit. Our non medical personal care services can provide valuable support for the whole family.
Everlight Care has been providing in-home care services to help seniors recover safely and comfortably in the familiar surroundings of their own home. Our hospital discharge team can help:
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- Understand all discharge instructions and service orders
- Schedule and monitor an in-home caregiver as needed
- Drive you or your loved one home from the hospital if requested
- Pick up prescriptions
- Reconcile old and new medications with you or your loved one’s physicians
- Perform a home safety evaluation
- Confirm all home nursing and therapy services and equipment
- Schedule follow-up doctor appointments
- Clean out the refrigerator
- Buy groceries
- Prepare meals and clean the kitchen
- Follow-up with family members or significant others
- Put clean sheets on the bed and fresh towels in the bathroom
- Do laundry and light-housekeeping
- Provide services and integrated care 24/7 as needed
Benefits of In-Home Care
Each patient has specific needs following a surgery or hospital stay, and Everlight Care offers a number of core services that can facilitate the recovery process, improve their quality of life, and ensure compliance with discharge instructions. This added support also alleviates pressure on family caregivers.
Medications are often changed or added to a senior’s regimen following a hospital stay, and a professional caregiver can make sure these modifications are applied and adhered to once they return home. The same goes for orders to remain in bed, get up and walk around every so often, or perform therapeutic exercises.Everlight Care will incorporate all of these directives into a personalized care plan, which can be followed by both the caregiver and the patient’s family members.
Other benefits can include light housekeeping to ensure a loved one is recovering in a clean and comfortable environment, meal preparation services to help them get the nutrition they need to heal quickly, and safe transportation to follow-up doctor’s appointments. Added peace of mind is another undeniable perk for families.
Creating a smooth transition from hospital to home requires multiple precautions and steps. Hiring an experienced aide can help prevent complications as well as establish a valuable relationship that can come in handy down the road, should your loved one’s care needs increase. Give us a call at 559-353-2847, available 24/7. We’re always ready to help!
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Frequently Asked Questions
If your loved one is being discharged from a hospital or rehabilitation facility, you may be wondering where you can turn for more information about making a safe and smooth transition back home. Everlight Care is here to answer your questions and will work with you and your elderly loved one to find the best possible solution to their in-home care needs post-hospitalization or rehabilitation.
Q: What is a Hospital Discharge Planner?
As your loved one is preparing to leave the hospital, a hospital discharge planner will help explain the care that is needed for recovery. Be sure that you understand the discharge process and what special services may be required.
Q: Who Can Help Arrange Home Care Services?
Everlight Care can assist you and your loved one through the discharge process, working with the hospital discharge planner, helping with decision making, and facilitating access to all needed services, including getting help at home.
Q: How Can I Reduce the Chances of Rehospitalization?
Our care manager will work with you, and your loved one, to ensure their hospital discharge plan is implemented correctly. Also, your care manager will train and oversee all caregivers so that you can have peace of mind knowing that your elderly loved one has the services and support they need.
With Everlight Care’s hospital discharge services, you can rest assured that your loved one will make a safe and smooth transition home post-hospitalization or rehabilitation. Our care team can help with every step of the process, from helping you understand discharge instructions and service orders to providing personal care and scheduling follow-up medical appointments.
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Locations We Serve
We provide complete home care in Fresno and Madera. We serve all of the cities in the area and have chosen a few to highlight here. See what others have to say about our home care services:
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