It’s official, your loved one is ready to leave the hospital and go home. They appear to be like their old selves–independent and able to handle whatever new challenge they may face. This regained independence and “I can take care of myself” attitude can quickly lead to re-admittance, as a recent study put out by Alliance for Home Health shows.
There are many reasons why your loved one may refuse care–invasion of privacy, doesn’t want services, doesn’t feel like they need help, cost, and fear of the unknown–but there is value in finding help. Often, the family believes that they are able to provide complete care for their loved one but are unable to handle some of the more difficult aspects of home care. It’s great that the family is involved but they may need help with some of the care.
This is where a trained home care aide can provide assistance. These individuals are trained provide help with the more difficult aspects of your loved one’s care plan. A trained care provider will lessen the chance of re-admittance and help support the lifestyle your loved one wants to live.
Give us a call if you have any questions or concerns about your loved ones transition home. We offer advice on how to best prepare for any upcoming change. We don’t want your loved one to become a statistic and we will work with you to solve any problems you may face.
The transition from hospital to home can be difficult or dangerous, but it doesn’t have to be. Generations Home Care can help.