When patients have to be readmitted to the hospital, often it’s because of complications that happen at home. Normally this occurs while a patient is recovering. Professional in-home caregivers provide care that can help you avoid readmission. Proper care after a hospital discharge can help keep you on the road to recovery.
A physician might place a patient—a heart patient or a diabetic patient for example—on a strict diet. For a variety of reasons, discharged patients often don’t follow their diets. That can delay recovery and contribute to readmission. Caregivers can prepare and serve nutritious meals according to doctor’s orders. Sometimes, care after surgery or injury includes home health care. Typically, they will only come out two – three times a week for a limited time. During home health care and after, homecare caregivers can help monitor a patient to make sure they are continuing their exercises. CNA caregivers can assist with exercise (in a limited way) if they have been given a care plan by a licensed therapist. By providing care after surgery or injury, caregivers can help patients lower hospital readmissions and speed recovery.