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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 healthcare agency was brought in 4 days after leaving the hospital, with an average of one visit per week.

    · That rate declines dramatically to 15.5% for patients who received home care more quickly, with more frequent planned visits of two or more per week.

    · With immediate planning and three home healthcare visits per week the rate falls further to 11.4%

    It’s absolutely critical to your loved one’s recovery to plan ahead. When you need trusted, affordable, and reliable care for your family, One Solution Home Care is your best ally in keeping your family comfortable at home during a recovery. With some of the most experienced CNA, HHA, PCA’s in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, we are committed to keeping your family home and in good health.

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