Attention to discharge planners, social workers, and hospital executives: your bottom line may be affected by hospital readmission penalties under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Assisting Hands Home Care can address all four identified triggers that cause an individual to return to your facility within 30 days of release. These triggers include:
- Mismanagement of medication
- Mission follow-up doctor appointments
- Lack of support from family or friends
- Misunderstanding the disease process
Assisting Hands Home Care can help if you are looking for an ally in transitional care and discharge planning.
If the patient follows the plan given to them by the hospital following their discharge, hospital readmission penalties can be avoided. However, many patients don’t have family members to provide care or support and help them follow the plan. We will ensure your loved one takes the proper medication on time and provide transportation. Our bonded and licensed caregivers understand the recovery process.
At Assisting Hands Home Care we understand that companionship is an important part of the healing process. Our caregivers offer useful services to your loved ones, such as dressing, dusting, fall and safety protection, bed making, incontinence care, meal preparation, pet care, oral hygiene, grocery shopping, washing dishes, taking out the trash, and accompanying your loved one on walks.
When you can’t do it all, give us a call at (630) 332-2203.