Attention hospital executives, discharge planners, and social workers: Are hospital readmission penalties under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) affecting your bottom line? Assisting Hands Home Care can address all four of the identified triggers that cause a patient to return to your facility within 30 days. These include:
- Lack of social support
- Mismanagement of medication
- Not understanding the disease process
- Missing follow up appointments
Hospital readmission penalties are usually avoided if the patient follows the plan laid out for them by the hospital upon their discharge. Unfortunately, some patients do not have a loved one or family member to care for them, helping them to follow that plan. Here is where we enter the picture. Our caregivers understand the disease process. They ensure clients take their medications on time and provide transportation so that they make their follow up doctors appointments. Companionship is also an important part of the healing process. Our caregivers provide that to our clients as well as many other useful services.
If you are looking for an ally in discharge planning and transitional care, we can help. Contact us today to learn more.