Posted October 07, 2016
in Elderly Care
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Are you preparing for discharge from the hospital or rehab facility to your home? Do you know a loved one that needs care and are struggling to provide them the adequate care? If you’re a family caregiver it can be overwhelming and confusing to try to balance caring for your loved one at the same time as taking care of preexisting responsibilities like a job or family. As you attempt to match available resources with the needs of your loved one, knowing they are coming home from the hospital soon, it can be daunting to find the right care to make sure they will remain safely in their home.
20% of all Medicare patients are readmitted to hospitals within 30 days
33% are readmitted within 90 days
*According to a 2009 national study in the New England Journal of Medicine
There are several underlying contributors to the staggering number of patients facing a hospital readmission and most, if not all, of the contributing factors can be addressed by extending the care you or your loved one needs from the hospital to the home.
Fedelta Home Care has developed a comprehensive program to help our clients ensure a safe transition home and prevent readmissions to hospitals when possible. Your dedicated care manager will participate in the hospital or acute care setting discharge process to assess needs, create a detailed care plan, prepare a start of care document and monitor progress.
The following model has proven successful when a multidisciplinary approach is taken. However, we recognize that each client has unique needs and may benefit from some or a part of the following program elements:
Wanted you to know that we have been working with Nikki on a MWF schedule and have been frankly delighted with her care, professionalism, work ethic, good judgment and thoughtfulness in caring for my father, Vincent...