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Ease the Transition Home From the Hospital With These Tips

Recovery from an operation takes time, especially for seniors. Not only do older bodies take longer to mend, but there are further factors that need to be considered: reduced mobility and a number of instructions to follow for dietary restrictions, medications, follow-up appointments, and physical activities, just to name a few. This is why the transition home from the hospital is such a crucial time – to ensure a smooth recovery without any complications. A study conducted by IPC, The Hospitalist Company showed that around 20% of discharged patients needed help and support in at least one area that had the potential to hinder their recovery. Other comparable research has revealed that bringing in professional senior care at home during the transition from hospital to home can actually cut down on hospital readmissions. At Dakota Home Care, we’re here to help older individuals with safe transitions home from the hospital. We can get started with post-discharge planning immediately after hospital admission to identify the senior’s needs, ensuring coordinated efforts and continuity of care. We can work together with the hospital care team to create a recovery plan that includes: Medical concerns and how to respond to potential effects List of meds being taken, allergies and dietary restrictions Scheduled follow-up appointments Medical equipment Once back at home, we offer a full range of customized home health care services, such as: Skilled nursing care Medication reminders to ensure prescriptions are taken as directed Errands like picking up prescriptions and groceries Meal planning and preparation Health condition monitoring and reporting of changes in condition Companionship And more Below is just one example of a family we helped with our professional home care services: Mrs. R’s adult daughter is an incredibly busy working mother. When Mrs. R required a surgical procedure, her daughter wasn’t

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