Attention to social workers, discharge planners, 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 the four identified triggers that cause patients to return to the hospital within 30 days of their release.
These triggers include:
- Missing follow-up appointments
- Lack of support
- Misunderstanding the disease process
- Mismanagement of medication
We can help if you are seeking assistance in planning for discharge and transition care.
Hospital readmission penalties can be avoided if the patient follows the hospital plan laid out for them upon their discharge. However, it is difficult to follow this plan alone and some patients don’t have a family member or loved one to support and care for them. Assisting Hands can help by reminding patients to take their medicine on time and providing transportation, so they don’t miss follow-up appointments with their physician. Our bonded and licensed caregivers understand the disease process.
Companionship is an important and underrated part of the healing process. Our trained caregivers will serve as a companion to your loved one, as well as provide useful services like dusting, dressing, bed making, washing dishes, taking out the trash, meal preparation, safety and fall protection, incontinence care, grocery shopping, pet care, and taking your loved one on walks.
When you can’t do it all, give us a call at (847) 595-1222.