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Talking Can Be a Great Way to Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates for Dad

Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates in Tallahassee FL

When you’re talking about hospital readmission rates and finding ways to help reduce them, there are many factors that go into it.  Following doctor’s orders is one of them. Taking part in physicalReduce-Hospital-Readmission-Rates-in-Tallahassee-FL exercise, including physical therapy, may very well be another part. Relying on a visiting nurse, home care aides, and the support of loved ones, including family and friends, will all play a role in the recovery process.

For seniors, dealing with the aftermath of a hospitalization can be extremely difficult. It can cause them to become more pessimistic, to see things they will no longer be able to do, and to have a belief that recovery is not truly possible.

Keeping them positive, focused on their future, and helping them to realize just how much life they have yet to live is possible, is the right approach.

Talking and listening.

A great strategy that any family member, friend, or even a home care aide can do with the senior following a hospitalization is to communicate. It’s not just about communicating what the senior can or should be doing, according to doctor’s information and orders, but about many other aspects of his or her personal life.

When people have a conversation, it may conjure up memories from something that happened in their teenage years or young adult life. They can share those memories with others and that may very well lead to even more memories once again.

When people begin taking stock of their life, their achievements, and remembering things they hadn’t thought about in a very long time, it can do two important things: it can inspire them and provide their brain valuable exercise.

Having conversations, sharing memories, and feeling connected to others will certainly improve the mental outlook for the senior. That may be all he or she needs to continue working hard to recover as well as can be expected.

If you or an aging loved one are considering elderly care in Tallahassee, FL, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today at 850-386-5552. Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida.


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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.

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