Reduce Hospital Readmissions Cornelius NC
Robert had been hospitalized following a really significant heart attack. He spent more than a week in the hospital undergoing a series of tests, then surgery, then more tests and observations. By the time he was discharged, he had spent almost 3 weeks there. He couldn’t wait to get home.
At the time of his discharge, Robert wasn’t thinking about hospital readmission rates or anything like that. He was focused on returning to the comfort of his own home and enjoying some real food for a change. Even though the hospital food wasn’t all that bad, it was relatively bland by comparison.
His doctor told him how important it was to change his diet, get exercise, and have support at home. His family did what they could, but he hired a home care aide for 40 hours a week.
That home care aide was instrumental in the recovery process. She worked with Robert five days a week and his adult daughter came by on Saturdays and his son came by on Sundays. He basically had support every day of the week.
Two months along, after many hours of physical therapy and other exercises, he felt great. He knew that the end of the recovery had arrived. Now he was going to transition out of the support he’d been receiving.
Taking it gradually.
Robert was smart enough to plan ahead. He knew that when home care support is no longer going to be truly necessary, at least daily, he couldn’t just cut it out of his life completely. He had become a bit too dependent on everyone for almost everything.
He talked to his family and home care aide about thinning the hours in the coming weeks. His home care aide, who worked for an agency, had no problem cutting back to 30 hours for one week, 20 hours the next, and then down to just two hours each day before limiting it to one day a week.
It gave Robert the chance to test himself and make sure he was capable of taking care of everything. Robert’s case is an important one for people to remember; as the need for home care support begins to wane, having a plan in place to make sure everything is okay is highly recommended.
This doesn’t mean everyone has to cut back gradually on the support they receive, but they should be certain they will be able to handle everything they need with whatever family or friend support they have available.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Cornelius, NC please contact the caring staff at BlueDot Cares. Call 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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