Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates in Fairfield CT
Your mother is going to have some amount of time for recovery after her hospitalization. She may have had a stroke or heart attack, but whatever caused her hospitalization (even if it was scheduled, but major surgery), she may require support, physical therapy, and even a visiting nurse to check on her vital statistics daily, every other day, or a couple of times a week.
You want to keep up with things to help ensure she stays on track for her recovery. The last thing you or anyone else in the family wants is for her to deal with a hospital readmission. Technically, a hospital readmission is any time somebody has to be readmitted within 30 days of discharge, but even for a senior who has been discharged more than a month or two ago, if they have to return to the hospital due to some complication, it can be stressful and maybe even unnecessary.
Here are three signs your mother has a great support system in place for her recovery, which will increase the chances of making a full recovery and not having to make a return trip to the hospital anytime soon.
Recovery Sign #1: She agreed to a home care aide.
When your mother agreed to rely on home care support services from an agency, that was a great decision. You knew right then and there she was going to have a great deal of help around the house.
You understood the value of a home care aide, especially somebody with experience, when helping seniors recover from some major health emergencies.
Recovery Sign #2: She’s enthusiastic and energized about recovery each day.
When you talk to your mother on the phone or stop by to visit, you can’t help but notice her enthusiasm. She seems energized and ready to take on many activities in her future, in the near future according to what she may be telling you.
When somebody is enthusiastic about life, they have a tendency to do more to help improve their health and even their strength.
Recovery Sign #3: There’s someone there to support her every day.
Whether it’s a home care aide, a family member, friend, or neighbor stopping by to help her with little things around the house, it means she’s not going have to deal with those things on her own, putting herself at unnecessary risk. When you notice these signs, you know your mother has a great support system in place and that’s going to increase the chances of her making a full and healthy recovery.
If you or an aging loved one are considering elder care in Fairfield, CT, or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Fairfield, CT at 203-923-8866.
As the Regional Developer of SYNERGY HomeCare in Connecticut for the past several years Kiley again puts the customer’s needs first. Working with the four five SYNERGY HomeCare Connecticut offices, Danbury, Bristol, Stamford, East Haven and Fairfield, which he owns with his wife of 34 years,Laurie, he has lead the SYNERGY CareTeam to tremendous growth and continued success. Knowing first hand how health, aging and memory care issues can take a toll on a family, he is a very hands-on owner. He makes his cell phone available to all clients and their families providing more than just care, Kiley provides solutions to his client’s care needs and peace of mind to their family.
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