Transitioning Home Care for Seniors in Hampden, MA
Learn how transitioning home care can help seniors safely readjust to home life after a hospital stay.
It's no secret that American seniors have a greater chance of spending time in the hospital than most other age groups. From age-related disorders, falls, chronic illnesses, hip replacements, cancers, auto accidents, cardiac disorders, or simple medical procedures and tests, seniors receive an immense amount of treatment from the nation's hospitals.
For many seniors, the greatest challenge is not the time spent in the hospital but the time immediately following discharge. While some seniors have family members or friends who can take care of them once they are released from the hospital, there are a significant number of seniors who do not. In fact, it is estimated that nearly 50 percent of current seniors do not have social support they can count on in the event of an illness or injury.
Benefits of Transitioning Home Care for Hampden, MA Seniors
Lack of post-hospital care and support is a leading reason that 20 percent of seniors are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge and another 10 percent within 60 days. A Northwestern Medicine study found that "seniors were 54 percent more likely to be readmitted to the hospital compared to patients younger than 65 years".
Thankfully, Comfort Keepers transitioning home care provides the supports and services seniors need to remain safe and healthy following their hospitalization. Transitioning home care ensures seniors receive the physical supports they need as well as medication management, personal care, and transportation support. Comfort Keepers transitioning home care also offers specialized services for seniors with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Beyond offering standardized home care supports, Comfort Keepers caregivers will pick up prescriptions, help seniors get to their follow-up appointments, ensuring a proper diet is followed, help seniors reduce fall risks in the home, and provide positive social and emotional support.
In short, many American seniors do not have the support necessary for an effective and safe transition from the hospital to the home. With Comfort Keepers transitioning home care, however, your senior loved one will have the support and care they need to heal and recover quickly and safely.
Comfort Keepers is proud to serve the following areas of Massachusetts and Connecticut:
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