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  • The High Price of Readmission

    As we age, for the majority of people, health complications are inevitable. In the event of a hospitalization, things can become more complicated. When a discharge is coordinated, often it is done with a plan for aftercare for the patient. Some of these components can include a variety of home healthcare providers who are engaged to assist our loved ones as they convalesce back to better health.

    Studies have shown that the sooner a quality home healthcare agency is brought in, the less likely there will be a need to readmit the patient to the hospital. The best patient outcomes are unequivocally gained through employing a trusted and competent healthcare agency prior to discharge. In a national survey of patients discharged with plans for continuing home care:

    · 36.4% Were readmitted within a week if the home ...

  • Holidays and the Gift of Caregiving

    Today, nearly thirty-two percent of adult children[1] are living out of state from their parents. Career opportunities, spousal relocation, even military duties can prompt grown children to relocate often great distances away. This makes the holiday season even more precious and special when families are reunited to celebrate the past years accomplishments and make plans for the upcoming year. But what happens when after traveling, in many cases, thousands of miles you come home to find your parents and grandparents not doing as well as you’d believed? The blessing of technology is we can be in constant communication with our loved ones. The disadvantage is the often we can be shielded from a family member’s declining health or mental faculty, usually due to their not wanting to worry us.

    Making the decision to seek ...