Recovering from surgery takes time, especially for seniors. Not only do older bodies take longer to heal, but there are additional factors that come into play: reduced mobility and a number of instructions to follow for medications, physical activities, follow-up appointments, and dietary restrictions, just to name a few.
A recent study conducted by IPC, The Hospitalist Company revealed that nearly 20% of discharged patients needed assistance in at least one area that had the potential to affect their recovery. Other similar research has shown that bringing in professional senior care at home during the transition from hospital to home can actually reduce hospital readmissions.
As the leading provider of in-home care in Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas, Harmony Home Health & Hospice is here to help seniors with safe transitions home from the hospital with trusted senior care at home to help with recovery. We can start with post-discharge planning immediately after hospital admission to determine the senior’s needs, ensuring coordinated efforts and continuity of care.
We can collaborate with the hospital care team to create a recovery plan that includes:
- Scheduled follow-up appointments
- List of meds being taken, allergies and dietary restrictions
- Exercise routines
- Medical equipment
- Medical concerns and how to respond to potential effects
Once back at home, we offer a full range of customized home health care services, such as:
- Medication management to ensure prescriptions are taken as directed
- Vital signs
- Blood draws
- IV treatments
- Health condition monitoring and reporting of changes in condition
- And much more
Following is just one example of a family we assisted with our professional home health care services:
Mrs. J’s adult daughter is an extremely busy working mother. When Mrs. J needed to go in for a surgical procedure, her daughter didn’t know how she would be able to manage her mother’s care after discharge. Harmony Home Health & Hospice was on hand to help.
Our nurse and home health aides were available to ensure that the doctor’s orders were being followed, that medications were taken correctly and that no negative side effects were experienced, and that her blood pressure, oxygen level, and other vital signs were within a healthy range. We provided reports after each visit to Mrs. J’s family, keeping them updated on her recovery and contacting them immediately if there was any reason for concern. Additionally, we continuously monitored Mrs. J’s care plan for progress towards goals and any changes in care that were needed were brought to the doctor’s attention.
We know that many seniors prefer to recover in the comfort of home. By working with you and following doctors’ recommendations, Harmony Home Health & Hospice’s compassionate and professional care staff can design a plan that is best for your senior loved one.
Our top priority is making the transition from hospital to home a smoother process, and making sure seniors are on the road to recovery. Contact us online or call us at 1-877-I-NEED-CARE (1-877-463-3322) to request an in-home consultation. We’d love to meet you and share more about how we can help you and a senior you love with the highest quality Salt Lake City home care and care throughout the surrounding areas.