Ease Transition From Hospital To Home
Often a discharge from the hospital means you are on the way to recovery, but not necessarily completely well.
Patients and families can sometimes find themselves nervous and unsure about the care needed at home during this transition.
At Henry County Hospital our discharge planners and nurses work closely with patients and families to explain the care needed at home and to boost confidence about their ability to provide that care.
But sometimes patients and families need extra help in that transition particularly in the first week or so after discharge from surgery or a serious illness.
That's where Henry County Home Care can help ease the transition from hospital to home. And best of all Medicare and most insurance companies don't require you to stay at home 100% of the time while you are receiving home care services.
Assuming your doctor decides you need home care as you transition home, you can typically leave your home for brief periods of time for medical treatment or non-medical reasons such as attending church.
Home health can provide many services such as:
- Reviewing your medicines to make sure you understand what you are taking and that there are no side effects.
- Reviewing information with you and your family as needed to help you better understand your health problems and how to take care of yourself at home.
- Helping to make sure you have a timely follow-up appointment with your physician
- Answering your questions
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Skilled nursing care
For more information about how Henry County Home Care can help with the transition from hospital to home, call Melissa Jeffries at 593.2593.