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Recover Faster with Hospital to Home Care

Recover Faster With Hospital To Home Care

When a person is recovering from a serious illness or surgery, they are often very reliant on help from others. Hospitalization happens when the body needs time and support to heal. Surgery also requires down time and assistance for the body to heal properly. Significant illness and invasive procedures (including childbirth) are reasons to consider options of self-care so that faster recovery is possible.

Fast recoveries do not happen for those who push their bodies beyond the limits. The body needs time to heal properly. That means extra rest, maintaining healthy eating habits, drinking a lot of water, and following of the doctor’s discharge orders.

Hospital to Home Care

Hospital to home care refers to in-home care from trained and experienced aides who can help create a smooth transition for patients being discharged from the hospital. New moms, surgery patients, and seniors who are still recovering from an illness are just some of the people that in-home aides support post-hospitalization.

What Will Home Care Provide for Me?

Home care is really one of the best options of support for those recovering from an illness, surgery, or childbirth. Especially if you are the person that your family relies on!

Some of the ways a caregiver can help you in your home are:

  • Assisting in making the home safe and accommodating to meet your needs
  • Transport you to and from appointments with your doctor
  • Preparing meals that follow dietary restrictions set by your doctor
  • Grocery shopping
  • Med management and support
  • Reducing the risk of injury and falls and the risk of hospitalization after discharge
  • Companionship
  • Light housekeeping
  • Assisting with activities of daily living including grooming, dressing, bathing, and toileting needs
  • Transfers from wheelchair to bath, wheelchair to car, etc

The wonderful thing about home care is that it can be individualized. Every person’s situation is unique. Some people have part-time support from family members and don’t need in-home care 24 hours a day – but some people really depend on 24-hour assistance to get by. Home care solutions are created to meet the needs of the individual who is in need of support.

Post-hospitalization care is an absolute must to help reduce the risk of readmission. MedPAC's 2008 report said that 18% of Medicare hospitalizations result in readmissions within 30 days of discharge. The MedPAC report said these readmissions account for $15 billion in spending, $12 billion of which are potentially preventable.

5 Most Common Surgical Procedures Resulting In Hospital Readmission:

  • Cardiac Stent Placement
  • Major Hip or Knee Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Major Bowel Surgery
  • Other Hip or Femur Surgery

5 Most Common Medical Conditions Resulting In Hospital Readmission:

  • Heart Failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Psychoses
  • Gastrointestinal Problems


While post-hospitalization is not required, it can provide significant benefits for newly discharged patients. Yes, in-home care can easily help prevent hospital readmission, but the support that you receive will help you recover faster so that you can get back to an independent lifestyle that you enjoy. Feel better faster with increased support, quality attention, detailed care, and personalized assistance.

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