Transitioning Home Care for Seniors in Falmouth, ME
Find out how transitioning home care can help seniors resume their normal lives after a hospital stay.
As the senior population in the United States continues to grow, the number of age-related injuries and illnesses are expected to grow as well. In fact, the number of seniors over 65 is expected to double over the next three decades. Many experts worry about the ability of the nation's hospitals to meet the increased demand for services. From hip replacements to auto accidents and diabetes to cardiac conditions, respiratory disorders, and dementia, our aging population is certain to stretch health care services to their limits.
Of course, healthcare does not stop at the hospital doors. In fact, the care a senior receives after hospitalization is often every bit as important as the care received within the walls of the clinic. Those who receive great care and support tend to do well, but those whose care is lacking often end up back in the hospital, sooner rather than later.
The Benefits of Transitioning Home Care for Falmouth, ME Seniors
Nearly 50 percent of seniors live alone and do not have the social support necessary to provide care should they become injured or ill. This is one of the primary reasons that 20 percent of seniors are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days after discharge with another 10 percent being readmitted within 60 days.
Comfort Keepers’ transitioning home care starts with ensuring the senior's home is safe, organized, and functionally ready for the senior to return. This may mean organizing rooms, clearing walkways, or even preparing a temporary bedroom on a main floor to avoid the stairs. It also includes picking up a senior at the hospital, collecting prescriptions, helping seniors get to their follow-up appointments, ensuring a proper diet is followed, reducing fall risks in the home, and helping the senior get back to their old self through positive social and emotional support.
Comfort Keepers transitioning home care also offers specialized services for seniors with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Since Comfort Keepers home care is always personalized to meet the specific needs of a senior, care can also be tailored to those recovering from heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia, hip replacements, and so forth.
In short, many seniors do not have the support they need to effectively and safely transition from the hospital to the home. With Comfort Keepers transitioning home care, however, your senior loved one will have the support and care they need to heal and recover quickly and safely.