The transition from a hospital or other care facility to home is a delicate time for patients, particularly older adults and those with complex medical needs. Because many doctors see upwards of 20 patients per day and many older patients see multiple doctors due to complex health issues, face time between doctor and patient averages out to 8 to 10 minutes per visit. This makes the transition process from a care facility to home a difficult one, and many patients will be readmitted to the hospital due to preventable issues.
Creating Smooth Transitions For Houston’s Seniors
We believe seniors need consistency. With all the commotion of different providers coming at them during discharge, the flurry of follow-up appointments and medication changes, it quickly becomes very confusing. Older patients need someone managing all this activity and translating the messages that may be getting lost. That’s where North Home Healthcare steps in.
We have created the Smooth Transition Care program to ensure a seamless transition from the hospital to the senior’s home. We can be a constant in the life of your senior loved one. The four main risks we have identified that lead to hospital readmission include:
- Poor medication management
- Missed follow-up appointments
- Lack of education about caring for chronic illnesses
With the proper attention and care via our Smooth Transition Care program, these four risks can be addressed and prevented for seniors in the Houston, TX area. If you have questions about our Smooth Transition Care, contact us at (281) 565-6525.