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Reducing Hospital Readmissions

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. Favor Home Care can work with you to help reduce the risk of readmission by providing high-level, in-home care immediately following discharge. 

We understand 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 personal 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 you will be able to perform these activities independently as soon as possible.

Some daily living activities our caregivers assist with following hospital discharge include:

  • Bathing and dressing

  • Going to the bathroom or incontinence care

  • Laundry and linens

  • Dusting and vacuuming

  • Meal planning and preparation

  • Errand assistance

  • Transportation and mobility assistance

  • Attending follow-up appointments

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

 

Home care services are also advantageous after fall injuries, as many people strain themselves and prolong the amount of time it takes to recover. Having assistance with tasks can greatly factor into reducing hospital readmissions and ease your mind, as everything is being taken care of for you, allowing you the time you need to heal.