Returning Home After Discharge

Maintain contact with family members and report in on how things are going, help be your “eyes and ears” and ensure that medical providers direct questions or information to you if your loved one may not be able to accurately report:

After leaving the hospital, you may think that the worst is behind you. However, the transition from hospital to home can be a critical time for seniors and their health. Seniors may experience complications from their recent hospital stay, resulting in another hospital admission. In fact, 28% of patients discharged from the hospital are readmitted within just 30 days.

However, having a caregiver throughout the transition process and into a senior’s recovery can greatly improve their overall health and outcome — especially in high-risk discharges from the hospital. Because of COVID-19, many hospitals and facilities are discharging seniors early, which can be detrimental to their recovery. In this post, we will explore how a caregiver can help a senior after they are discharged from the hospital to help increase chances for a successful recovery.

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