Transitioning Home Care in Airdrie, CA
Assistance in transitioning home care for seniors in the Airdrie area.
Hospital readmission is common among the elderly population. It occurs because of poor medication management, a lack of patient education, missed follow-up appointments, and minimal support at home. Fortunately, hospital readmission can be prevented with transitioning home care services from Comfort Keepers.
Transitioning Home Care
Our transitioning home care services provide senior citizens with access to a compassionate and knowledgeable caregiver or Comfort Keeper who can significantly improve an elder’s transition home from the hospital. Caregivers can assist with personal care and companionship care tasks to make it easy for seniors to take care of themselves as well as household chores that may be difficult to complete when they are weak and overwhelmed. From bathing, grooming, and dressing to grocery shopping and meal preparation, our caregivers provide a wide variety of services for aging adults who have just returned home from the hospital.
In order to reduce the risk of hospital readmission, our caregivers communicate with medical professionals with other care providers so that they know what is necessary for a safe and speedy recovery. They also make trips to the pharmacy to pick up prescription medications and make sure all medications are taken on time at the correct dosage amounts. If your older adult needs dependable transportation to follow-up doctor’s appointments or physical or occupational therapy sessions, our caregivers can help as well.
An in home safety inspection is another important aspect of transitioning home care. During an in home safety inspection, a caregiver will walk through an elder’s home and make sure that it is free of hazards. Throw rugs and loose wires and cords may be removed, extra lighting may be installed, and clutter may be cleared. The purpose of the in home inspection is to reduce the risk of falls, trips, and injuries that may lead to hospital readmission.
Many senior citizens choose to continue with in home care services after they’ve recovered from their hospital stay. If your aging loved one does decide to receive ongoing in home care, one of our client care coordinators will help design an individualized care plan to meet his or her needs. This care plan can be modified as your senior’s needs change.