When a loved-one is discharged from a hospital or facility, their recovery isn’t necessarily complete once they return home. In fact, it's often just beginning. Readjusting to daily routines can be stressful and increases the risk of an avoidable re-admission. Senior Helpers makes the transition from hospital to home easier with Staying Home Safe™ - a unique approach to to managing a senior's needs that is built around patient goals and creating a safe environment for recuperation.
It all starts with a plan
Our customized in-home LIFE Profile assessments take stock of what your loved one needs to successfully recover and builds a plan around their condition and goals. We provide only the most appropriate assistance with our personal hygiene services to support their ongoing success.
Our plans are designed with your input and we work to keep you in the loop on what’s happening with those you love. We are the eyes and ears that spot small problems before they become bigger ones.
Strengthening Circles of Support
We're there when you're not able to be and we work with everyone involved in your loved one's needs – doctors, nurses, care managers – to make the non-medical support and assistance we provide more efficient.
Regular visits to the doctor and any necessary follow-up appointments are important to a successful recovery. If your loved one needs a ride, we can provide one. If they need reminding that they have an appointment, transportation to the store or to visit with friends, we do that too.
Medication Reminders and Prescription Pickup
Improper use of medications can lead to a slower recovery. We can pick medications up at the pharmacy and help make sure that your loved one is taking the medications they need, when they need them.
Nutrition Planning, Food Shopping and Meal Preparation
Eating nutritious meals is very important to maintaining good health. It becomes even more important when special dietary requirements are necessary, such as with diabetes or congestive heart failure. We can help ensure compliance with any post-discharge nutrition orders by preparing meals to meet your loved one's specific needs. If your loved one is scheduled for discharge, contact Senior Helpers to help develop a plan that makes sense for your family. Let us provide you with the peace of mind and confidence that your loved one is going home - and staying home - safely.