Regency Home Care of Georgia wants to help keep your loved one at home after a hospital discharge by providing exceptional in home health care planning in Alpharetta, Marietta and the entire metro Atlanta area.
Surprisingly, four of the top hospitals in the U.S. with the lowest readmission rates aren’t even focusing on reducing readmissions. By turning their attention instead to improving patient care, as outlined in the HFMA article “Two Ways Hospitals Can Reduce Avoidable Readmissions,” keeping patients from costly and inconvenient readmissions naturally follows.
- Begin planning for a patient’s discharge on the day of admission. When a loved one is hospitalized, contact a home care agency, like Regency Home Care in the Atlanta area, to arrange for in home health care services for when he or she is discharged. The sooner someone is available to help with care at home, the better the outcome will be.
- Access the patient’s risk factors, needs, available resources, disease knowledge, and family support.
- Target patients who are likely to have problems following discharge for enhanced care coordination and/or case management. (Have social workers visit all patients over 80 years old to address their needs.)
- Utilize technology to assist in assessing, tracking, or referring patients.
At Regency Home Care, our number one priority is helping the frail and elderly remain safe, healthy and independent at home. When hospitalization is required, we’ll be there every step of the way, from the first day of admission through their return home and beyond, ensuring that care plans are followed and unnecessary re-hospitalizations are avoided. Call us at 678-999-2446 for more information on in home health care planning or to schedule a free in-home health care assessment by a registered nurse.