Hospital readmission penalties under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) may be affecting discharge planners, social workers, and hospital executives. Our home care agency has addressed 4 triggers that can cause a patient to return to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged:
- Lack of social support
- Mismanagement of medication
- Not understanding the disease process
- Missing follow up appointments
How Our Caregivers Can Prevent Hospital Readmission Penalties
If the patient followed the plan laid out for them by the hospital after being discharged, hospital readmission penalties can be avoided. On the other hand, many of these patients don’t have a loved one to care for them after being discharged to help them follow that plan. But instead of running the risk to care for oneself, our caregivers at Assisting Hands Home Care can provide post-operative care services to ensure that the right medications and dosage are taken at the proper times as well as provide transportation to and from doctor’s appointments and the pharmacy. Our caregivers are also licensed and insured with our agency to provide complete peace of mind.
In addition to after surgery care, we consider companionship to be an essential part of the healing process. Through the home care assistance, our caregivers will work to build a personal connection with your loved one to ease loneliness and even depression. Additional services provided by our caregivers include: personal care, such as bathing, dressing, eating, and grooming, and instrumental activities of daily living, such as grocery shopping, pet care, light housekeeping, and meal preparation.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
Assisting Hands Home Care is available at (847) 868-9280 in Evanston, Glenview, Northbrook, Skokie, IL and the surrounding areas to provide post-operative care services to prevent hospital readmission penalties.
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