Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates in Mt. Laurel, NJ – Avoiding a Return to the Hospital is a Focus for Home Care After Discharge
It wasn’t until recently when patients and their family members began to hear about the term ‘hospital readmission rates,’ much less how to reduce them. Today there has been a significant push by the U.S. federal government to reduce the number of readmissions in order to help save money for Medicare and Medicaid services.
While hospitals have been under increased pressure to reduce these readmission rates in recent years (facing penalties if they can’t), they are also under increased financial pressure to discharge patients more quickly and that creates an even more tepid situation.
The most important thing should be the care and well-being of patients, and while a growing number of elderly individuals would prefer to age in place (meaning, they want to remain home as long as possible, even if they are dealing with some serious health issues), the challenge is to ensure they receive proper care, follow doctor’s orders, and recover at home in the best way possible.
Staying independent is a noble goal and it’s possible, no matter how old a person is or what health challenges he or she may face. For any senior who might have been discharged from the hospital (or was admitted and will be discharged soon), getting proper care at home is one of the most important aspects of making a full recovery.
A home care aide can be a tremendous support system and benefit for anyone recovering from a serious health emergency. Home health care services can provide a number of individuals with various skillsets and knowledge that can be the difference between making a full recovery and having to be readmitted to the hospital in time.
Visiting nurses, physical therapists, occupational and speech therapists, home care aides, and more are all options when you’re looking into home care. The most common caregiver is referred to as an aide (home care aide) and these compassionate individuals can provide a wide range of support and assistance to elderly patients. Cooking, light housekeeping, doing laundry, assisting the patient getting out of bed, taking a shower, and getting dressed are just a few things they can help out with.
With home care working with the patient, it’s possible to make a full recovery (within the confines of the illness or health emergency). Each patient and his or her needs will vary, but nearly every single individual could benefit from home care and that can help them continue to remain independent and avoid a hospital readmission.
If you or an aging loved one are considering caregivers in Mt. Laurel, NJ, please contact Always There In Home Health Care at 856-409-5978.
As a family owned and run home care company she had to make several big decisions, whether to invest in a franchise or explore other options?
For Mariela after reviewing the restrictions and cost’s associated with a franchise the decision was easy the care she wanted to offer her clients should not be based on monthly franchise payment it should be based on the client’s needs.
At Always There we only hire the most qualified caregivers and in order to do that we offer an excellent starting salary. We would rather pay caregivers then a franchise company.
Mariela as the owner of Always There and unlike other owners of home care agencies, she visits every client first. We believe that if the owner cannot take the time to visit a family wanting to discuss home care for their loved then they don’t deserve the privilege of caring for that person.
As a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Certified Senior Advisor Mariela and her team of certified caregivers have provided care to families throughout south Jersey with over 60% of our clients requesting live-in care.
When deciding if homecare is right for you and your family be sure to consider the number of years a company/office has in the industry, whether or not the owners make themselves personally available 24 hours 7 days a week and most important do they only employ certified professionals to care for your loved one. After all They deserve it.
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