Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates in Spring Hill FL
Recovering from pneumonia can be a long road. For older individuals, pneumonia can be lethal. It doesn’t have to be in some cases, though. A person who has been hospitalized for pneumonia may spend several days or a week there. Their stay at the hospital might be longer than that if there are complications or the virus can’t be contained or controlled properly with medication.
Eventually, as the individual begins to feel better, they will likely be discharged and sent home to recover completely. One of the major problems with pneumonia recovery at home is the fact that people often feel fine once they’re discharged.
There are a lot of things that can complicate pneumonia recovery.
For one thing, a lack of good, reliable information can be detrimental. If a person feels better when they’re leaving the hospital, even though their doctor told them they need to rest, they may not follow through.
That senior could get right back to doing what they were doing before, which might include preparing meals, taking care of the house, or even playing certain sports like shuffleboard, golf, or something else. That could allow the virus to gain traction once again, leading to a hospital readmission.
A senior or any other individual who has been hospitalized due to pneumonia should get adequate information from his or her doctor before discharge. They should pay attention to that information and, if the doctor tells them to rest, they should rest.
There are also many misconceptions about pneumonia. As with many other medical issues and elements, a lot of people have a tendency to go online and look up information about symptoms, treatment options, and more.
Not all of those sources are reliable. Some of those sources can lead to various misconceptions about pneumonia or some other medical condition. That information can lead to bad advice about recovery.
If a person is getting bad advice about how to best recover from pneumonia at home, they could put themselves at increased risk of allowing the virus or bacteria to reestablish itself, perhaps mutating slightly, and becoming impervious to the medications that were controlling it in the first place.
Proper pneumonia care at home should include plenty of rest. It should include staying properly hydrated. It should include avoiding suppressing the cough. It could take a week, two weeks, or longer for a person to fully recover from pneumonia at home. Whatever they do, they should avoid over-exerting themselves and giving the pneumonia a chance to come back, even stronger next time.
The staff at Acti-Kare Responsive In-Home Care is available to talk with you and your family about all of your needs. Acti-Kare Responsive In-Home Care provides quality and affordable home care to reduce hospital readmission rates in Spring Hill, FL, and the surrounding areas. Call (352) 289-0450 for more information.
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