In-home Caregivers Escondido Hospital Readmissions

In-home Caregivers in Escondido Can Help Lower Hospital Readmission

Readmission to Hospitals is a Problem that In-home Caregivers in Escondido Can Help Solve

Hospital staff members recognize that it is a waste of time, effort, and money when a senior must go back to the hospital due to an incomplete recovery. It’s easy to see why it is a common problem, though, with the long list of rehabilitation duties, exercises, prescriptions, and other instructions that goes home with most discharged hospital patients. Without help from family members and in-home caregivers in Escondido, it’s hard to believe any recently hospitalized senior could jump through all the hoops!

Exploring Solutions

At Binghamton University in New York, a group is exploring a simple solution. In order to gain support for their new program, they are publicizing the results of an official study, which shows that the program has the ability to eliminate nearly half of the hospital readmissions of Medicare patients. It is in the best interests of state governments to support a program that could potentially save the Medicare system huge amounts of money.

Checking Up

The Binghamton University project sends social workers directly to the homes of people who have been recently discharged from the hospital. They check up on the patients, verifying prescription schedules, looking for hazards and obstacles in the home, and generally trying to spot any problems that could grow large enough to result in another hospital visit. This aggressive intervention has had great success, suggesting that closer supervision by those close to seniors may be the best medicine of all.

Supervision by In-home Caregivers in San Diego County

If you hire competent in-home caregivers in San Diego County to care for your aging loved ones, you already have an advantage in preventing readmission to the hospital. A skilled professional is the perfect assistant to supervise prescription dosage, provide transportation for checkups, and monitor any side effects or infections before they become serious.

Tim Colling
Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to and to as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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