Coming home from a hospital stay? Who will care for you? Unprepared care transitions from the hospital to home are a major factor in hospital readmissions for many patients. A qualified home care agency, like Live Free Home Health Care can provide whatever help you need to get settled following a planned surgery or an unexpected hospitalization, including:

  • Transportation home from the hospital and to follow-up appointments
  • Connections to resources in the community
  • Assistance with in-home medical equipment or telehealth
  • A safety assessment of the home to avoid tripping hazards
  • Bathing assistance
  • Ambulation supervision to prevent falls
  • Exercise/activity as allowed by the physician
  • Meals that follow any dietary restrictions, such as a low-sodium or low-fat diet
  • Implementation of an activity/exercise plan
  • Pet care

Through regular home care visits, in-home caregivers can also recognize a change in conditions and take prompt action to avoid complications or readmission to the hospital. In-home caregivers are trained to recognize these and other key health indicators after surgery or a hospitalization:

  • Post-operative infection
  • Undesired reactions to medications
  • Changes in fluid intake or output
  • Swollen ankles
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Unexplained increased fatigue
  • Signs and symptoms of a blood clot

Prepare for the unexpected after surgery and plan for a more comfortable recovery with home care assistance. Live Free Home Health Care, a Holderness home care provider for the surrounding areas, will work with you to develop a plan of care to meet all of your post-operative care and personal needs. Contact us today to learn more.