Transitioning from Hospital to Home – Free e-Book on Planning a Smooth Transition

Transitioning from Hospital to Home – Free e-Book on Planning a Smooth Transition

Planing for a Smooth Transition

Returning home from a hospital stay can result in unexpected challenges for many seniors. Finding themselves back at home after a hospital stay, many older adults struggle to manage their medications and make follow­up doctor’s appointments as well as obtain the physical assistance and in­home support they may require, at least on a temporary basis.

As a result, many older adults do not successfully make the transition home well and end up returning to the hospital. In fact, one in five Medicare patients are readmitted to a hospital within 30 days after discharge. Studies have shown that nearly half of the re-admissions are linked to social problems and lack of access to community resources.

You can help ensure that you or your loved one makes a successful transition home from the hospital if you start planning for your hospital visit before you are admitted for a planned procedure or for unexpected visits to start planning for discharge the day of admission. Planning goes a long way to help patients address the questions that arise during the discharge process and make a safe and smooth return home.

ElderCare at Home can help your loved ones transition from hospital or rehab – to home – as smooth and successful as possible.  Call us today to schedule a complimentary consultation!

To learn more, download our free e-book “Planning for a Smooth Transition” here!