Social workers, discharge planners, and hospital executives may be affected by hospital readmission penalties under the Affordable Care Act. Assisting Hands Home Care can help by addressing all four of the identified triggers that result in a patient returning to your facility within 30 days. These triggers include:
- Lack of social support
- Misunderstanding the disease process
- Mismanaging medication
- Missing follow-up appointments
Hospital readmission penalties are unnecessary if the patient follows the plan given to them by the hospital during their discharge. However, some patients are unable to follow the plan on their own and do not have a family member or loved one to care for them. In cases like this, we provide quality in-home health care by providing transportation to their follow-up appointments and making sure patients take their medicine at the right time. Our bonded and licensed caregivers understand the disease process and will be compassionate and respectful.
Companionship is an important part of the healing process and our caregivers offer that to your loved ones as part of their care. We provide other useful services like dressing, bed making, dusting, meal preparation, fall prevention, incontinence care, oral hygiene, grocery shopping, pet care, washing dishes, taking out the trash, and accompanying your loved one on walks.
Assisting Hands will be your ally in transitional care and discharge planning. If you feel overwhelmed and need help, you can reach us at (214) 865-7870.