Transitional In Home Health Care Services in Suffield, CT
Learn how in home health care services help seniors transition from the hospital back to their normal routine.
There are nearly 50 million seniors over the age of 65 in the United States. Currently, this amounts to approximately 15 percent of the American populace. According to the US Census Bureau, this number is expected to double over the next 30 years. Sadly, as the number of seniors increases so will the number of age-related injuries and illnesses, and this may put the resources of the nation's hospitals to the test.
In addition to hospitalization, an increase in age-related illness will also stretch available post-hospital services. While many seniors can turn to family members when they are released from the hospital, a growing number of seniors are single with no children. A recent survey found that nearly half of seniors currently live alone and do not have the social support necessary to provide care in the event of a serious injury or illness. This number is expected to rise dramatically over the next few decades. This is a serious concern because a lack of quality post-hospital care is a leading reason that nearly a quarter of seniors are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days after discharge and another 10 percent within 60 days. One study found that "seniors were 54 percent more likely to be readmitted to the hospital compared to patients younger than 65 years".
Why Use In Home Health Care Services to Transition Home in Suffield, CT?
Comfort Keepers provides home care and support for seniors, including transitioning in home health care services. Transitioning in home health care services ensure that seniors receive the physical supports they need after discharge as well as necessary medication management, personal care, and transportation support.
Best of all, Comfort Keepers personalizes all care services to meet the specific needs of each senior. They also specialize in dementia and Alzheimer's care and can tailor services to meet the specific needs of seniors recovering from heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia, hip replacements, and so forth. Standard supports include picking up a senior at the hospital, picking up prescriptions, transportation to and from follow-up appointments, and helping seniors get back to their old self through positive social and emotional support.
Prior to a senior returning home, caregivers can even prepare the home to reduce fall risks and increase safety.
For more information about Comfort Keepers transitioning in home health care services, or to discuss the many ways Comfort Keepers can help maximize your loved one's freedom, independence, safety, and quality of life, contact a senior coordinator today.
Comfort Keepers is proud to serve the following areas of Massachusetts and Connecticut:
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