When an elderly person has an injury, undergoes surgery, or has some other type of trauma that requires medical care for a length of time, it can be hard to transition back to regular life without the same level of care, service and attention found in a hospital or rehabilitation setting. With transitional care management seniors are less likely to experience setbacks and be re-admitted to the hospital.
READMISSION RATES ARE HIGHER WITHOUT TRANSITIONAL CARE
Studies have shown that many seniors find themselves back in the hospital quickly after going home because they didn’t receive some sort of transitional care. For this reason Golden Heart Senior Care Southern Utah offers services to transition your loved one to their home safely.
During the transition from hospital care back to home, many things can happen. Medications can be taken at the wrong times or missed altogether. Follow up appointments are not made. Falls or further injury in the home become greater. Many seniors will not cook for themselves or eat as well as they did in the hospital, further delaying their recovery. At least one in five people with Medicare are readmitted to the hospital within one month of discharge.
Golden Heart Senior Care Southern Utah can provide professional caregivers to help your elderly loved one out at home. We can significantly reduce the gaps in care after a hospital stay by providing:
- Medication reminders
- Help your loved one in and out of bed
- Provide transportation
- Grocery shopping
- Meal prep
- Bathing assitance
- Coverage from sunrise to sunset or around the clock