Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates in Charlotte NC
What causes a hospital readmission? A better question might be what is a hospital readmission? If you have an elderly loved one who has recently been hospitalized, when he or she is discharged from the hospital, if they have to return within 30 days because of a complication or some other issue, that may very well be considered a readmission.
Hospitals are under increasing pressure for the federal government to reduce these readmission rates and if your father has recently been hospitalized, there are many things you and he can do to maximize his chances of making a full recovery, thus reducing those readmission risks.
One thing that many people overlook are home improvements.
Home improvement projects can encompass many different things, but some of the most basic ones can actually have a significant impact on safety, convenience, and mobility for anyone, especially seniors.
Below are a few home improvement projects your father might want to consider calling somebody to work on to not only improve safety, but also help him maximize those chances of recovering as fully and completely as possible.
Installing grab bars.
Grab bars can be incredibly valuable at keeping seniors and others safe when they have to take a shower. These grab bars get anchored into the studs behind the wall so they can hold the weight of a full grown adult.
They’re much different than towel bars and can even be installed around the toilet to help your father ease himself down onto the toilet seat and get back up.
Tightening stairs and handrails.
An experienced home improvement contractor should be able to quickly and easily assess the condition of any stairs in the house, including handrails, and make the necessary adjustments to secure them. If there are any loose steps, they might not have been a problem in the past and your father may have been dealing with them for 10, 20, or even more years, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to be able to cope with them now.
Strength and balance might very well be compromised as a result of his medical emergency that caused the hospitalization. Tightening the stairs and handrails can offer a more secure environment at home.
Installing a wheelchair ramps.
If your father requires a walker or wheelchair, a ramp is going to be incredibly important. Having it done properly is vital to his recovery. He may require that wheelchair ramp to go to follow-up appointments, to get some fresh air, or any time he needs to get out for some reason.
When you focus on home improvement projects for your father in his home, you may very well be helping in his recovery.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Charlotte, NC please contact the caring staff at BlueDot Cares. 704-586-9248
Kevin’s passion to inspire independence has helped over 40,000 local families regain independence in the home.It was through helping these families that Kevin identified a gaping hole in the health care sector.People want to recover and age at home and current in-home care options make it hard and inefficient to do so.Families have to piece together providers for the needs of their loved ones.
Kevin founded BlueDot Cares to fix this challenge for families.BlueDot’s family of companies provides a synergy of care allowing loved ones to recover or age where they want to – at home.Families can feel comfort that their loved ones not only have the most supportive and best caregivers; but also, they will have the equipment they need to remain safe at home.
BlueDot has grown over the years because Kevin truly cares, the employees care, the referring physicians care, the current clients that refer friends and family to BlueDot CARE!BlueDot is part of the community and is honored to show the community that BlueDot cares through a corporate initiative.For every new BlueDot Cares client, a bed will be purchased for a child in need in the community.
BlueDot cares and will inspire in more ways than one!
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