Planning for Care at Home After Surgery, Medical Procedure or a Hospital Stay in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Nassau County.
Returning home from the hospital can be stressful for the older adult. While it is a relief to be going home, they may be afraid of how they will manage alone. The trauma of the illness coupled with the care transition can be frightening to both the patient and their loved ones. Fortunately, hospitals do not discharge anyone without the discharge planning social worker ensuring that arrangements are made. After a hospital stay, plans are made based on the patient’s medical issues and development and David York Agency works in close cooperation with the Discharge Planner to ensure a smooth and stress free transition back to their own home. Oftentime the discharge plans involves some level of professional in-home care and support for the patient, either short-term or long-term.
Planning and Managing the Transition from Hospital to Home Care
The discharge planner works with the family to ensure continuity of care in terms of any home care, treatments and therapies. While many of the elderly can be independent with respect to a certain amount of care, they may need assistance with some of the activities of daily living such as bathing and dressing. A home health aide is great for the transitional stage. You can hire one for more hours at the beginning and lessen them once the patient is stronger and more independent.
The family and the patient must be fully involved in the discharge planning process. It is crucial that there be a point person in the family for care during the transfer who has knowledge of actual transportation arrangements and any home care set in place. Whether it was a fall that has left them with reduced mobility or just recuperating from surgery, assistance with moving a patient and catering to their needs is essential for preventing additional injuries.
Transitioning from the hospital to in-home care can seem daunting, but consulting the best home care professionals can make the process seamless and as stress-free as possible. Once home, a qualified compassionate caregiver from the David York Agency can provide the extra in-home assistance the patient’s needs.