Fall. Hospital. Rehab. Repeat.
A peer reviewed article published in the Summer 2022 issue of the Journal of Aging Life Care™ shares research-based strategies for preventing risks that lead to hospitalizations for seniors. “Stop the Revolving Door of Hospitalizations by Keeping Seniors Safe at Home” examines the importance of Micro Social Determinants of Health (mSDOH) in identifying key outcome areas for keeping seniors safe wherever they call home.
Using over 20 years of research examining the root cause of why seniors experience hospitalizations, patterns emerged in these distinct categories:
- Medical Condition Management
- Caregiver Support
- Quality of Life
Senior Helpers’ assessment tool, LIFE Profile, takes these factors into account, helping seniors and their caregivers address critical issues that lead to unsafe occurrences and hospitalizations. Using the research around identifying mSDOH for clients, the LIFE Profile assessment can help seniors lower their risk of an unsafe occurrence or hospitalization by over 70%, measurably improve their quality of life, and reduce the burden of care on their loved ones.
“Stop the Revolving Door of Hospitalizations by Keeping Seniors Safe at Home” was written by Randy Bartosh OTR, Head of Research for Performance Based Healthcare Solutions; David Chandler, RN, BSN, MBA, CFE, Senior Director of Strategic Programs for Senior Helpers; and Debbie Miller, BSc, Senior Helpers franchisee.