Reducing Hospital Readmissions
Many patients discharged from a hospital return within 30 days for the same or related health conditions. This can rack up unnecessary expenses and cause further health issues - both of which are preventable. At Your Side can work with you and the hospital to help reduce the risk of readmission by providing high-level, in-home care immediately following discharge.
Let us help you recover at home.
Help Working With Hospitals
Our experienced staff members can meet with the hospital discharge planner shortly before you are set to leave the hospital to make sure you have everything you need for a safe transition home. This includes all necessary medications, directions on how the medications are to be taken, specific instructions on physical limitations and dietary recommendations. We also make sure to obtain information regarding follow-up physician visits, so nothing is overlooked.
Comprehensive In-Home Help
We understand patients often have trouble performing the regular activities of daily living following a hospital discharge. Injuries and ailments may make it difficult just to get out of bed and take care of personal hygiene and nutritional needs. We not only help you with these needs and other home care tasks following discharge, we also help make accommodations so you will be able to perform these activities independently as soon as possible.
Some daily living activities our caregivers assist with following hospital discharge include:
- Bathing and dressing
- Going to the bathroom or incontinence care
- Laundry and linens
- Dusting and vacuuming
- Meal planning and preparation
- Errand assistance
- Attending follow-up appointments
At Your Side can be there for you during recovery, making daily wellness check-in calls if our caregivers are not already there assisting. We provide transportation and mobility assistance to and from follow-up medical appointments. Some At Your Side locations offer monthly wellness visits as needed. Emergency quick response in-home visits are also available in case of emergency.
Common Conditions Requiring Extra Care
Receiving extra care after being hospitalized for conditions such as pneumonia, congestive heart failure and heart attacks can be highly beneficial. Extra care will allow you to focus on resting and recovering, rather than home and personal care tasks. Receiving extra care is also advantageous after fall injuries, as many people strain themselves and prolong the amount of time it takes to recover. Having assistance with tasks can greatly factor into reducing hospital readmissions and ease your mind, as everything is still being taken care of.
Call Us Today
We offer companion and personal care services, flexible schedules and same-day service. As soon as you know you are being released from the hospital, contact the At Your Side office nearest you to see how we can help with recovery at home.