Reducing Hospital Readmission | ComForCare

Reducing Hospital Readmission

Elderly woman sitting in a wheelchair being assisted by a ComForCare nurse

Many patients discharged from a hospital return within 30 days for the same or related health conditions. This can rack up unnecessary expenses and cause further health issues-both of which are preventable. ComForCare can work with you and the hospital to help reduce the risk of readmission by providing high-level, at-home care immediately following discharge.

Working with the Hospital

Our experienced staff members meet with the hospital discharge planner shortly before you or your loved one is set to leave the hospital to make sure that you have everything you need for a safe transition home.

This includes all necessary medications, directions on how the medications are to be taken, specific instructions on physical limitations, and dietary recommendations. We also make sure to obtain information about when to schedule follow-up physician visits so that nothing is overlooked.

Comprehensive In-Home Help

We understand that patients often have trouble performing the regular activities of daily living following a hospital discharge. Injuries and ailments may make it difficult just to get out of bed and take care of hygiene and nutritional needs. We not only help you with these needs and other home care tasks following discharge, we also help make accommodations so that you will be able to perform these activities independently as soon as possible.

Some of the activities of daily living that our caregivers assist with following hospital discharge include:
  • Bathing and dressing
  • Toileting or incontinence care
  • Laundry and linens
  • Dusting and vacuuming
  • Pet care
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Errand assistance

Wellness Assistance

ComForCare is there for you while you recover, making daily wellness check-in calls when our caregivers are not already there assisting you. We provide transportation and mobility assistance to help you get to and from your follow-up medical appointments with ease. Some ComForCare locations offer monthly wellness visits as needed. Emergency quick response in-home visits are also available in case of emergency.   

Common Conditions Requiring Extra Care 

Receiving extra care after being hospitalized for conditions such as pneumonia, congestive heart failure, and heart attacks can be highly beneficial. Extra care will allow you to focus on resting and recovering, rather than home and personal care tasks.

Receiving extra care is also advantageous after fall injuries, as many patients strain themselves and prolong the amount of time it takes to recover. Having assistance with tasks can help to ease your mind, as everything is still being taken care of while you get the rest you need.

Call Us Today

We offer companion and personal care services, affordable pricing, and same-day service. As soon as you know your family member is being released from the hospital, call the ComForCare office nearest you to see how we can help with recovery at home and reduce the risk of another hospitalization.

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