At HomeCentris Frederick, our goal is to make sure that seniors live as independently as they like for as long as they can. To this end, we provide a whole range of services aimed at ensuring that seniors can receive the highest quality care in the comfort of their own homes. But what happens when you or someone you love has had to spend time in the hospital or a rehabilitation facility? If you’re wondering what are transitional home care services, we can help. Contact HomeCentris Frederick today.
What Are Transitional Home Care Services?
Somewhat surprisingly, one of the most insidious problems facing seniors who have spent time in a hospital doesn’t involve the care they receive there. Instead, it involves the gap in care when they transition back into their homes, and back into the routines of their everyday lives.
We know all too well that transitioning back into the responsibilities of home life can be a burden. And this is true both for the person who has spent time in the hospital, as well as for their family. This burden is particularly notable after surgery or some similarly invasive procedure, or when a senior is struggling with multiple conditions or medications at once. But to help alleviate this burden, at HomeCentris Frederick we offer a service that allows seniors transitioning back into the home not to miss a beat. We call it our “transitional home care service.”
What’s the Problem?
The potential problems transitioning into the home after a hospital stay are numerous and have many causes. In many cases, patients and their families are not provided with a clear transition plan, or with a plan for aftercare. In others, hospitals and other care facilities have not communicated effectively with patients and their families, or have not provided all of the information that they need. And in still other cases, information is abundant, but more than one person is acting as a “point person,” and the lines of communication break down.
All of these cases can result in potentially dangerous transition problems. But all are avoidable when an independent transitional home care service like the one we offer at HomeCentris Frederick is engaged.
What Kinds of Services Can I Expect?
Each patient’s needs are different, of course. A person recovering from an invasive surgery will have different needs from someone who is in physical therapy or needs other kinds of care. In general, however, you can expect a quality transitional home care service like the one at HomeCentris to provide the following:
- Making sure your home is safe through our environmental assessment service and making sure that the patient gets home safely
- Educating the patient and their family on the details of the new regimen, including medications and required and prohibited activities
- Coordinating resources, medications, and supplies for the patient
- Providing follow-up care and household help as needed
Reach Out to HomeCentris Federick Today
Transitioning from a care facility back home is never easy. But a quality transitional home care service can ease the burden — and the risk — by making sure that there is a plan in place, that a single person is overseeing the move, and that all parties have the information and confidence they need as the transition occurs. If you or someone you love would benefit from transitional home care, or if you would like information about this service or any of the others that we offer at HomeCentris Frederick, give us a call at 855.886.8710.