Transitioning From Rehabilitation/Hospital
The Journey Home
Recovery in the hospital or rehabilitation facility can be a difficult process. Anticipation of returning home can cause anxiety and stress because it’s hard to know what to expect. It’s not unusual to feel disappointment or frustration knowing that it will take time to return to one’s normal routine. The realization that help will be needed when they return home causes even more negative feeling especially for those who have been living independently until this point.
With the help of the facilities discharge staff, getting the needed help when returning home can relieve the stress associated with the transition. Providing a safer and more comfortable environment helps our loved ones and their families feel less burdened.
Our professional staff can assist with these plans. We will come out to the hospital or rehabilitation facility and start to assist with the necessary preparations. Companion Services of America works with the facility care team (PT, social work staff, nursing) to develop a plan of care for when you return home. This includes a home safety analysis and suggesting possible necessary equipment. If the client will be returning home with PT, our caregiver will train with the client and PT staff so that they may assist with exercises at home.
At Companion Services of America, we are here to ease the burden and improve the quality of life for our clients and their families.
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"Before we contacted Companion Services of America we were concerned about the safety and welbeing of our loved ones. Now we are able to live our own lives more normally and we are considerably less stressed. My mother had a wonderful companion in Tess, and Arnor. Rodel developered a solid relationship with my stepfather, which was not easy! We are thankful to have had the help and support of Companion Serivces of America for 8 years."
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"We have used other agencies in the past and none compare to Companion Care. Jamie the owner is always responsive and manages to pull rabbits out of a hat to solving problems. The caregiver team has been extraordinary in being proactive and thinking ahead of my mother, which is not easy to do. The team respects her and knows the rhythm of engaging and giving her space. The team is also qualified and vigilant to watch for medical signs that could be harmful. I recommend Jamie, Mary and our caregiver team with high marks!"
Home Care After Hospitalization
A surgery, injury or illness can make it difficult for seniors to live alone. They are unable to or prohibited from doing certain things. This is part of their healing process. While recovering, it is important that they have a caregiver who is taking care of them. Recovery support services can make their recovery faster and more comfortable. These services range from caregiver service, personal concierge services to homemaking services.
Companion Services of America can provide all your recovery needs. Our qualified caregivers will see to it that your loved ones will be well-taken care of throughout the whole recovery process. We also have a team of non-medical care professionals and nurses who can assist in your or your loved one’s recovery.
What is Post-Hospital Discharge Care?
After a hospital discharge, you’ll need to carefully follow all of the instructions from your healthcare provider.
- If you have a question about your follow-up care, call to ask.
- If you’re concerned about problems, make sure to call with questions. This can help prevent problems from getting worse.
- Make sure to keep all of your follow-up appointments.
- When you go to an appointment, be ready to tell your healthcare provider how you have been feeling.
- Bring copies of any test results.
- Ask questions about any part of your recovery or care.
- You may have been given important instructions to follow, such as weighing yourself daily or doing certain exercises to speed your recovery.
Let home care, family members, or friends be a part of your recovery after discharge.
- They may be able to pick up medications or take you to appointments.
- They may remember things that you forget about symptoms, problems, or questions you want to ask.
- This can help you ensure a smoother recovery after discharge.
How Does Home Care Help After a Senior Is Discharged from the Hospital?
Whether your loved one had surgery, is recovering from an accidental fall, or has been hospitalized for any reason, our staff can provide support to your loved one when no other family caregiver is available to care for the individual.
This service can occur in the hospital, rehab facility, assisted living facility, and/or the home. We will provide peace of mind to the patient and their family during this temporary time of need.
Home Care Services Include:
- Transportation home from facility (if requested)
- Light housekeeping
- Linen changes
- Tidying of kitchen and bath
- Meal preparation
- Medication pick-up
- Medication reminders
- Pet care
Our highly trained and qualified caregivers will help ensure safety and help preserve dignity with any combination of these more extensive personal care services:
- Help with bathing
- Help with dressing
- Shaving assistance
- Hygiene assistance
- Toileting assistance
Top things to consider when choosing an in-home care provider:
Being Dependable and On-Time: Hiring an experienced in-home care agency is important. An experienced provider will be reliable but will also have a back-up plan when a caregiver is sick.
Read reviews of the home care agency to see if past clients have been happy. Ask the agency if they have a plan in place for when a caregiver isn’t able to make it to the scheduled visit.
Available Services: Be sure that you understand the home care services that will be provided.
Ask questions. Be your own (or your senior’s) advocate. Follow up after visits if you have questions. Find out what the agency recommends if they are unable to provide certain services.