In-Home Post-Acute Care, Caregiver
When a loved one undergoes major surgery or suffers an acute medical event, a safe transition from hospital to home and successful Post-Acute Care is vital to ensuring their full recovery.
But because hospitals are under increasing pressure from Medicare and other insurance programs to control costs, patients are being discharged “quicker and sicker,” with more complex care needs than ever. Once home, they may have to cope with extreme weakness and fatigue, mobility issues, and an unfamiliar and confusing medication regimen. The challenges of post-acute recovery are even greater when patients are elderly, disabled, or suffering from dementia.
At FCP Live-In, we believe all post-acute patients deserve the opportunity for a full recovery. Our experienced and compassionate caregivers can provide a range of non-medical, post-acute care services custom-designed to meet their individual needs and allow for a safe, complete recovery at home.
With FCP Live-In, affordable and experienced post-acute care is now easier than ever.
Let us treat your loved one like family. Call us directly at 1 (866) 559-9492.
Options for Post-Acute After Surgery Care
According to one recent study, around 1/5 of Medicare patients discharged from the hospital are readmitted within 30 days, while more than 1/3 are readmitted within 90 days. While some of these readmissions are due to a new or unrelated medical condition, a significant portion is the result of inadequate care following the hospital-to-home transition.
Fortunately, a quality post-acute program that encompasses needed rehabilitative and palliative therapies, along with adequate personal care assistance, can help hasten recovery and reduce the risk of readmission after an acute hospital stay.
Post-Acute Care in Nursing Homes
Many nursing homes offer short-term post-acute care services for newly discharged patients. While these facilities provide 24/7 medical support and personal care assistance, one-on-one interaction with patients occurs only periodically. In fact, a significant portion of nursing homes suffer from chronic understaffing, forcing residents to compete with each another for the staff’s limited attention.
Most patients won’t care for the clinical atmosphere typical of nursing homes. The extended time away from home, combined with strict visiting hours that limit interaction with family and friends, can also lead to feelings of loneliness, and even depression.
Post-Acute Care in Assisted Living
Occasionally, assisted living facilities will offer post-acute care stays for patients who need help with the activities of daily life, including bathing, dressing, and meal preparation. Like other assisted living residents, post-acute patients are provided with a private room, apartment or suite and are expected to summon help with a call button.
While the atmosphere and level of privacy is usually an improvement over a nursing home, assisted living is typically very expensive, and even a short post-acute stay can diminish a patient’s financial resources.
Post-Acute Care at Home
Discharged patients can also receive post-acute care at home. These services are arranged through a home health agency and include regular visits from a registered nurse, occupational therapist, physical therapist, or other skilled medical professionals as prescribed by the patient’s doctor.
A quality home health agency will prove invaluable if your loved one prefers to receive post-acute care at home. But as the primary caregiver, you will remain responsible for their daily personal care and assistance. This could be quite challenging, especially if you work or have other family responsibilities.
FCP Live-In Post-Acute Caregiver Services
Fortunately, you don’t have to go it alone!
FCP Live-In’s Post-Acute Care Program offers the non-medical support and one-on-one personal care assistance your loved one needs to ensure a full recovery, in coordination with your preferred home health agency and other medical providers:
- Planning and preparing nutritionally sound in accordance with dietary guidelines.
- Medication management.
- 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 doctor.
- The opportunity to engage in fulfilling daily activities through FCP Live-In’s “Live Well Program.”
We can provide this care, in most circumstances, at every stage of the recovery process, and for far less than the cost of assisted living.
And because we value the trust you’ve placed in us, you can rest assured that 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, especially after a difficult hospital stay. If you’re ready to explore the BEST solution for post-acute care, call 1 (866) 559-9492.
About FCP Live-In And Our Live-In Post-Acute Caregiver Services
We have provided the ultimate solution in assisted post-acute care programs since 1997. Our live-in post-acute care services agency is committed to providing a unique and customized In-Home caregiver services approach to senior 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.