Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates in Coral Springs FL
Your mother had a stroke. Whether it was considered relatively mild or severe, she is going to face a specific length of time for recovery. How much she does, how closely she pays attention to doctor’s instructions, and how dedicated she is to following those instructions will all have an impact on how long the recovery process could be.
You don’t want her to be readmitted.
A hospital readmission is technically any time somebody needs to be readmitted within 30 days of their discharge. While the federal government has been placing increased pressure on hospitals to reduce these readmission rates, most patients and their families are only focused on the recovery itself.
After the stroke, your mother may be sent to a nursing home for a couple of weeks to continue receiving direct medical attention and proper monitoring before she is finally sent home to continue with the recovery process. Once she is fully discharged and sent home, you want to have the right support system in place to maximize her chances of making a full and healthy recovery.
What does a good support system consist of?
First and foremost, you should seriously consider hiring at least one home care aide if not a series of caregivers for all day care and possibly overnight, at least for the first couple of weeks. Home care aides are caregivers dedicated to providing physical, emotional, and maybe even mental support for clients to accomplish basic tasks of everyday living.
These aides may help your mother get out of bed and use the bathroom, if needed. They may help her bathe. They may help prepare meals for her, keep her company, and provide a number of other supports as needed.
Your mother may also require a visiting nurse and a physical therapist. The more qualified and experienced care you have surrounding your mother during the recovery process, the faster it can probably go. Every person is different, though, so it’s a good idea not to get caught up in seeing how fast your mother can recover, but rather that she recovers as well as can be expected.
If the stroke was considered relatively severe or significant, she may not ever regain mobility like she had before. If it was considered somewhat mild, she may be expected to get back to almost her full potential.
The best way to promote a healthy recovery, though, is to acknowledge the benefits home care support offers.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care services to reduce hospital readmission rates in Coral Springs, FL, please contact the caring staff at Responsive Home Health. Call today! 954-486-6440
Debbie says, "Being able to make a difference in a person's life is an honor. We are given that opportunity every day at Responsive Home Health and we take it seriously. It is often the little things we do, a kind voice of encouragement or a simple "helping hand" that can improve our clients' quality of life."
Debbie is very active in the community. She is an alumnus of Barry University, Leadership Broward Foundation and Hollywood Leadership. She also supports many other non-profits in the community.
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