Earlier this month we offered our Live Free Home Health Care tips for patients preparing for their return home. If day-to-day treatment or other monitoring care is needed, in-home caregivers may be able to provide help to prevent a hospital readmission—and keep loved ones independent for as long as possible.

Please consider the following situations where home care services may be appropriate:

Return Home From the Hospital, Nursing or Rehab Facility

  • A person is being discharged from the hospital or a skilled nursing or rehabilitation facility and requires transportation home and assistance with picking up medications, grocery shopping, making meals and tidying up
  • Care is needed in the 72-hour period between hospital discharge and when a home health nurse is scheduled to start services and provide some assistance

Recovering From Illness, Cancer or Surgery

  • A person is recovering from an acute illness and requires extra care during recovery
  • A person needs some extra help at home to assist while recuperating from chemotherapy treatments
  • A person is homebound after elective surgery
  • A person is recovering after a stroke
  • A person is recovering after a heart attack or heart surgery
  • A person is returning home after an injury or an illness

Education and Help Managing Chronic Disease Symptoms

  • Diabetes
  • COPD
  • Alzheimer’s/dementia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s as well as many other chronic, debilitating conditions

Live Free Home Health Care of New Hampshire is here to offer further guidance and options for home assistance. If you’re looking for a partner in home care in the Lakes Region or Central New Hampshire, contact Live Free Home Health Care today at 603-217-0149, and let us help make your life a little easier.