At Assisting Hands Home Care, our focus is to ensure all of our clients have the highest quality, personalized care and are able to achieve the goal to live their retirement years where they want to, or the ability to Age in Place. Our goal is that each of our clients continue Thriving at Home while maintaining independence and happiness where they call home.
A critical element of Thriving at Home is to prevent hospital stays – as trips to the hospital and/or rehab can be emotionally, physically and mentally exhausting. In addition, statistics show that 1 in 5 Medicare patients return to the hospital within just 30 days. This means that avoiding a un-needed trip to the hospital could likely have longer term benefits on your health.
The support from Assisting Hands helps prevent unneeded trips to the hospital by:
- Providing smooth transitions home from hospitals or rehabilitation facilities after surgeries
- Ensuring clear, prompt communication to families and other health care providers – through real-time access to our care notes, and our Care Advocate updates
- Helping families care for their loved ones while minding all of the details on causes for admissions to hospitals, and having caregivers specifically matched to our clients particular needs.
In addition to our monthly in-service training, we provide our elite caregivers with advanced training. Which means they are able to identify and escalate concerns related to the top causes for trips to the hospital.
Our owner, Steve Lorberbaum, worked as a consultant on the book: Thriving at Home – A Handbook for Preventing Hospital Stays. Along with the author, Dave Tasto, Steve shares useful information for family caregivers on how to keep home as safe as possible, specific actions you can take to manage aspects of your health at home, common reasons why older adults use the emergency room, and how to reduce those incidents. This book also discusses when going to the hospital is essential and how to prepare for a hospital stay in the Covid-19 era.
NOTE: Hospitals can provide the best care available and should not be avoided when needed – our approach is to help provide families the best support at home while monitoring for signs/symptoms that need to be escalated.