Live-In Hospital Discharge Caregiver, Care | Avoid hospital readmission with a compassionate caregiver tending to your needs while you heal
A sudden illness or other medical emergency that results in a loved one’s hospitalization can quickly turn your family’s world upside down. Unfortunately, life won’t return to normal quickly, even after a hospital discharge. Once you’re loved one arrives home, they’ll need time to heal and regain their strength, adjust to an altered medication regimen, and possibly adapt to new mobility issues and other physical challenges. Readmittance to a hospital may also occur if post-hospital discharge care is non-existent or poor.
If they suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia-related condition, ensuring a safe hospital discharge will be even more difficult.
FCP Live-In’s Hospital Discharge Care program can ease the transition from hospital to home, allowing your loved one to recover in the comfort of a familiar environment, and giving you the peace of mind that comes from knowing their needs are being met, even when you can’t be there.
With FCP Live-In, affordable and experienced live-in hospital discharge care is now easier than ever.
Let us treat your loved one like family. Call us directly at 1 (866) 559-9492.
Readmission After Hospital Discharge
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), more than 3.3 million readmissions occur every year within 30 days of hospital discharge.
Those 65 and older are more likely to make a return trip to the hospital and account for roughly 55% of all hospital readmissions in the United States. Heart failure ranks as the leading cause of readmission among older patients, followed by septicemia, and fall-related injuries.
Hospital readmission may be necessary due to reoccurrence, or because of a secondary, related condition. Patients who were readmitted within 8 days of discharge are more likely to be suffering from complications related to the original condition, while those who return to the hospital closer to 30 days after discharge often lacked follow-up care or developed a new condition.
Options for Post-Hospital Discharge Care
Newly discharged hospital patients should not be home alone.
Unfortunately, providing care to a loved one after they leave the hospital is often difficult, especially if you work, have other family members who depend on you, or live far away. For these reasons and others, you might consider having your loved one discharged to a skilled nursing or assisted living facility.
Some skilled nursing facilities, including nursing homes and in-patient rehab centers, provide a short-term (up to 100 days) option for newly discharged patients who still require 24-hour nursing services and medical care. Unfortunately, these facilities usually have a very clinical feel, provide patients with little privacy (they may be required to share rooms), and are frequently understaffed.
Some assisted living facilities also offer short-term “respite” care after patients leave the hospital, including help with bathing, dressing, meal preparation, and other personal tasks. Compared to skilled nursing facilities, assisted living usually provides patients with more privacy and a homier environment. Unfortunately, assisted living is generally one of the most expensive care options, and can quickly deplete a patient’s financial resource.
If you do decide to go either the skilled nursing or assisted living route, keep in mind that you’ll probably be given very little time or information to choose a facility that’s right for your loved one. In fact, most hospitals will merely provide you with a list of recommended options a day or two before discharge.
FCP Live-In Hospital Discharge Care Program
Fortunately, there is a better way!
FCP Live-In’s Hospital Discharge Care program provides non-medical support and one-on-one assistance while your loved one recuperates at home:
- Planning and preparing nutritionally sound meals that comply with all medical guidelines.
- Ensuring medications are taken on-time and in the appropriate dosage.
- Routine, light housekeeping.
- Assistance with personal care, including bathing and toileting.
- Assistance with shopping.
- Escorts to doctors’ appointments or social engagements.
- Encouraging exercise, as directed by their health care provider.
- The opportunity to engage in fulfilling daily activities through FCP Live-In’s “Living Well Program.”
We can provide this care, in most circumstances, at every stage of the recovery process, in coordination with your loved one’s medical providers, and for far less than the cost of assisted living.
And you can rest assured that we know who we’re sending into your home, as all FCP Live-In caregivers undergo a strict screening and hiring process, are fully credentialed as certified nursing assistants, home health aides, or personal care assistants, and provided with ongoing training.
At FCP Live-in, we understand that families depend on our expertise to provide quality care and experiences. If you’re ready to explore the BEST solution for In-Home Hospital Discharge Safely Care, call 1 (866) 559-9492.
About FCP Live-In And Hospital Discharge Care
We have provided the ultimate solution for assisted Hospital Discharge Safely Care services since 1997. Our live-in care agency is committed to providing a unique and customized In-Home approach to Hospital Discharge Safely Care, with the goal of a lifestyle that provides enjoyment for the one in care, and families with peace of mind.
FCP Live-In is a Live-In Home Care company with over two decades of experience specializing in elderly care needs within the home. Our live-in caregiver staff provides an insurance policy of safe and supportive care, along with a 24/7 professional support system that is there for the client and the live-in caregiver at all times.