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- Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease Care
- Respite Care
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- Transportation For Seniors
- Sitter Hospital Facility Senior Services
- Transitioning Home From Hospital or Facility Stay
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The Journey to Recovery With An Adult Home Care Aide
We can ease your loved one's transition from the hospital or rehabilitation facility to home with a trained adult home care aide.
The time immediately after a hospital stay can be critical to the health and recovery of a loved one. Studies show that the lack of proper support and care following surgery or a serious hospitalization can lead to slower recovery or even readmission to the hospital.
Family members often take on the task of caring for a loved one after a hospital stay but can find they are untrained or ill prepared to meet the physical and emotional challenges of such care. That is why Comfort Keepers® offers the services of an adult home care aide to ease the transition home.
What is Transitioning Care?
This specialized care helps ease your loved one's transition from a hospital stay to the home. Some services Comfort Keepers can provide include the following:
- support of the care plan to aid the recovery process;
- medication monitoring -- newly or previously prescribed;
- care coordination focused on optimal recovery and reduced chance of readmission;
- collaboration with the medical team as needed;
- oversight and assistance with activities of daily living;
- assistance with household activities and responsibilities, including meal preparation, housekeeping and running errands;
- incidental transportation for follow-up visits;
- peace of mind for family and friends.
How Comfort Keepers Can Help
In addition to the customary homemaker/companion and personal care services Comfort Keepers provides, each adult home care aide is able to adapt services to accommodate clients with specific medical needs such as:
- congestive heart failure;
- myocardial infarction (heart attack);
In 2012, Comfort Keepers Springfield and King of Prussia implemented a transition to home program focused on care coordination that promoted the health and safety of its clients discharged from a hospital or rehab setting. Through its Transitioning Home Program, 96% of Comfort Keepers' clients coming home from the hospital or from rehab maintained their home status for at least 30 days following discharge from a hospital or rehab setting. This 30-day period immediately following discharge is a critical time in a client's rehabilitation. Among Medicare patients, 20% of patients who are discharged from a hospital are readmitted within 30 days of discharge.*
Health systems today are recognizing the proven benefits that increased attention at home and collaboration among medical professionals offer to patients being discharged from the hospital. Our goal at Comfort Keepers is to assist our clients to recover well at home, reduce our client's risk of readmission and facilitate recovery in collaboration with those health professionals involved in our client's care. Comfort Keepers' Care Coordination Team will work with the hospital discharge planners to coordinate and put in place a personalized plan of care. Our caregivers, under the direction of our Care Coordination Team, will carry out the plan of care providing a one-on-one interaction with your loved one back in their homes.
Comfort Keepers works closely with multiple hospitals and hospital systems in our area including Bryn Mawr Hospital, Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Einstein Medical Center, Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Abington Hospital, Riddle Memorial Hospital, Springfield Hospital, Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital, Taylor Hospital, Lankenau Hospital, Jefferson Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Paoli Hospital, Kindred Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania Hospital.
Let Comfort Keepers help guide you safely through the transition process back to your home. We offer clients and their families peace of mind and can help with the recovery once your loved one returns home. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With our unique pricing methods, our services fit any budget.
* Jencks SF, Williams MV, Coleman EA. Rehospitalizations amongn patients in the Medicare fee-for-service program. N Engl J Med 2009; 360:1418.