Wednesday Workshop – Taking the Next Step: What to do When Returning Home from a Hospital or Rehab

Wednesday Workshop – Taking the Next Step: What to do When Returning Home from a Hospital or Rehab

Wednesday Workshop – Taking the Next Step – What to do When Returning Home from a Hospital or RehabWe recognize that the transition from the hospital or rehabilitation facility, back to home can be difficult. Family members want to make sure that the person they love has the extra help they need to make the transition as smooth as possible, and the patient often worries that they will be unable to manage on their own. ElderCare at Home’s Welcome Home Transitional Care Program is the answer!

Day of Discharge
One of our CNA’s/HHA’s or Comforting Companions will arrive at the hospital or rehabilitation center to help the patient get ready for the trip home.  They can assist with personal care, dressing, ambulation, packing and provide transportation home.

Transportation and Errands
Transportation home includes a stop at the grocery store or pharmacy.  If the patient prefers, the CNA/HHA or companion can get the patient safely settled at home before running any errands on the patients behalf.

Meal Preparation
A hot, nutritious, home cooked meal is a welcome delight and will be prepared taking into consideration any new or existing dietary restrictions.

Light Housekeeping
If the patient has been away for awhile, the house may need some sprucing up! Dusting, vacuuming, damp mopping, doing the laundry and putting fresh linens on the bed, will be cheerfully done at the patients request.  Arrangements can be made with our office to have these tasks completed before the patient arrives home if you prefer.

Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
Most likely the discharge planner took care of ordering any medical equipment the patient will need. If not, our staff will assure that everything the doctor ordered is delivered quickly and set up efficiently.

Odds and Ends
Throwing out spoiled food, watering the plants, checking the mail – all those things you would do if you were there – will be taken care of in a loving and respectful way.

Private Duty Care
ElderCare at Home provides comprehensive private duty home care services for those patients that will need some ongoing assistance during the recovery period.  One of our geriatric care managers or registered nurses (RN)  will meet with the patient and help determine which services, if any,  would be most appropriate.

Home Safety and Modifications
At the time the geriatric care manager or registered nurse meets with the patient, a home safety evaluation will be completed and any recommended modifications will be discussed. Caregivers can receive a written report detailing all recommendations.

Cost
ElderCare at Home knows that the last thing a patient needs to worry about how much this is going cost.  Our staff will work with the patient and/or the family to assure that the patient only receives the services they need for only as long as they need it.  Our services can be arranged for as little as one hour per day, up to 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

To learn more, call us anytime at 561-588-4545 or to call ElderCare at Home directly call 561-585-0400. You can also find them online at www.ElderCareatHome.org. Thanks for watching today’s Wednesday Workshop and we’ll see you again next week!