Post-Surgical and Orthopedic Program
Home care plays a critical role in the continuum of care for post acute hospital stays and that important “30 day care transition window” where the likelihood of hospital re-admission is high. Home care can help people reduce the likelihood of hospital re-admission in the form of medication reminders, fall risk assessment and prevention, transportation to and from doctor’s appointments, and meal preparation.
Following a hospitalization for injury or illness, many patients require continued medical care, either at home or in a specialized facility. Post-acute care refers to a range of medical care services that support the individual’s continued recovery from surgery, illness or management of a chronic illness or disability.
Home care supports the goals of most other health professionals by helping clients take care of themselves after major health events such as surgery, heart failure, heart attacks, pneumonia, and other illnesses. Reducing the risk factors post surgery leading to readmission has increasingly become a critical issue for hospital and doctors and home care should be discussed with your doctor, discharge planner, and social services director.
Why Home Care after Discharge?
Many doctors maintain and research supports the idea that patients recuperate more quickly and more fully in a home environment, among family, friends and familiar settings. People often are less threatened and feel more comfortable in their own homes surrounded by loved ones. The relationship formed by the home care agency and the patient/family creates a level of trust that leads to compliance in treatment goals and outcomes.
Home Care following
- Cardiac Failure
- Joint Replacement
Select Home Care’s Orthopedic Program
Our Post-Surgical and Orthopedic Program Training Modules and Core Elements Include:
- Fall Prevention
- Home Safety Assessment
- Home Modification (If needed)
- Walking and Transfer Training and Assistance
- Assistance with Physical Therapy and Physician directed exercises
- Housekeeping, laundry, shopping, and meal preparation
- Ongoing communication with family and care providers
- LifeLine Alert System to reduce fall risk
If you or your loved one find the need for care, please contact a Select Home Care Branch.