Has your elderly or sick parent recently been released from the hospital and is still in need of bedside care? Many geriatric people leave the hospital after accidents or surgeries and still need attention and support during the rehabilitation process. If your loved one needs post-hospital in home care, consider in home nursing care with Specialized Nursing Services. We’ll work with your doctors and recovery plan to during the recovery process.

Discharge

As the patient is discharged or released from the hospital, the rehabilitation and care plans should be considered. Ask your doctors or nurses what steps to take for recovery:

  • Will your parent be bedridden and need constant care?
  • Will your parent need to visit a physical therapist or other specialist?
  • What types of medications and treatments are necessary?
  • How involved are the medications and treatments?

Be sure to ask many questions and get a detailed, clear plan for rehabilitation in place. With this information, you can help to quickly prepare in home care plans for your healing parent.

Transition

During the transition out of the hospital and back to home is when it’s time to organize specialty care. Follow up with specialists and schedule appointments. For example, if your parent needs to practice walking, build mobility and develop strength with a physical therapist, schedule the appointments. If they need to practice speech, schedule appointments with a speech pathologist.

Keep some logistics in mind. Specialized Nursing Services is proud to offer driving services for your parent to and from doctors appointments and rehabilitation appointments.
Similarly, consider the scope of treatments and the recovery process. If your parent needs constant care and support throughout the day, in home care services are a great option. This means a certified trained caregiver can offer medical support on a daily basis and you can relax knowing your parent is well taken care of.

Duties of a Home Health Aide

The Recovery Process

Post-hospital recovery is different for everybody. Some patients need their medications administered on a regular basis and have a rigorous recovery plan in place. Other patients heal more quickly and recover in no time, with limited support.

Doctors can usually make recommendations about how long to continue with rehabilitation, treatments or medications. Be flexible. If your parent is slower to recover post-hospital, consider offering them regular support with caregivers who can alleviate their challenges.

Treatment and Care Plans

The post hospital transition can be challenging. Avoid some of the obstacles by being well organized. Stick to the treatments and care plan prescribed by the patient’s doctor.
Discuss the procedures and expected outcomes with the doctor. Be sure to follow up by bringing this information to your at home nurse provider.

Often, scheduling care service for your parent after a hospital discharge follows the same process as general elderly in home care scheduling. However, you’ll also discuss specific treatments that are necessary and other rehab care plans with your caregiver service.

Common Causes for Post Hospital In Home Care:

  • Stroke
  • Heart Attack
  • Aneurysm
  • Cancer
  • Falls/Slips
  • Broken Hip
  • Torn Rotator Cuff
  • Heart Failure
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Infection
  • Pneumonia

Post Hospital In Home Care

Many elderly people need continued medical attention in the home after a major accident or injury. If your loved one was recently discharged from the hospital, consider in home nursing care with Specialized Nursing Services. We’ll work with your doctors and rehabilitation plan to keep your parent healthy and safe. The transition back to the home after an injury can be overwhelming if not properly cared for. Let us help you simplify caring for your loved one.

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