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Build the Right Team to Help Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates for Your Elderly Loved One

Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates in Tallahassee FL

You don’t really know what it can take to help your aging mother make a full recovery from her stroke. At the moment she might be hospitalized and you’re relieved that she is alive and the doctors expect her Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates in Tallahassee FLto make a relatively decent recovery. They don’t expect her to regain full function of one side of her body, but they expect that she should be able to get back to many of the activities she used to enjoy.

One thing they mentioned was the recovery time that would occur when she was discharged. Hospitals focus on reducing readmission rates, often because the federal government is increasing pressure on these hospitals to reduce those rates to subsequently lower costs. For those individuals who have been hospitalized, they likely don’t care too much about the cost for the hospital, but rather their own health and well-being.

The best way to maximize the chances of making a full recovery is to build the right team. Since your mother had a stroke, recovery at home is possible as long as you build the right team to surround her.

Stroke recovery at home begins by ensuring that there is somebody there to support her during the first several weeks and maybe even months. Family members often step up to take care of their loved ones, but it’s best to hire home care aides who will be there consistently at the same time every single day that they are scheduled. This consistency will be important for your mother during her recovery.

She may also require a visiting nurse once a week or more often to help administer medications, change dressings, check vital statistics, and do other tasks. More likely than not, your mother will also require a physical therapist and possibly even an occupational therapist, depending on the severity of a stroke.

People can find a number of these team members on their own, but then coordinating their efforts can become complicated. The best way to build the right team is to hire every single one through the same agency.

Not every agency is equipped to handle these requests, though. Some agencies only provide basic home care aides. That’s a fine start, though. These agencies often have experience working with other healthcare providers such as visiting nurses and physical therapists, so they can be incredibly beneficial.

Once your mother has the right team supporting her at home, it will maximize her chances of making a full recovery from that stroke.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Tallahassee Florida, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today: (FL) 850-386-5552 , (GA) 229-236-5552 . Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida & South Georgia

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Brian Moran

Brian Moran, RN is both a Partner and Director of Marketing for Hopewell In-Home Senior Care. Brian has worked at the Bellevue Hospital in NYC, Tallahassee Community Hospital, Select Specialty Hospital and has over 12 years’ experience as a home health care nurse at American Home Patient. Since joining Hopewell In-Home Senior Care in 2008, Brian has used his knowledge of health care and local resources to help seniors in Tallahassee, FL navigate the medical resource maze. His goal is to assist seniors and their families by increasing awareness, affordability and quality of in-home caregiver services for those who wish to age in place.