How Home Care Services Can Help Following a Hospital Stay

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Home care services are a vital part of successful recovery after a hospitalization.

After a hospital stay or surgery, what we want to hear more than anything is, “It’s time for you to go home!” What a wonderful feeling of relief there is in settling back in at home again.

However, a period of recovery often follows, requiring instructions to be followed to allow for healing, and to prevent having to go back to the hospital as the result of complications. Especially for aging adults, all of the to-dos can quickly become overwhelming: picking up prescriptions, making any necessary lifestyle or dietary changes, managing wound care, bandage changes, and the many other facets of recovery.

Thankfully, home care services can ease the transition from hospital to home, while ensuring a senior has time to rest and recover. At Visiting Care Giving Services, our transitional care can begin even before the hospitalization occurs, ensuring that every important detail will be proactively taken care of. We work together with the hospital’s medical team to put together and implement a transitional plan for recovery that can include assistance with to-dos such as:

  • Scheduling follow-up appointments
  • Creating a list of any medications the senior is taking, dietary restrictions, allergies, etc.
  • Grocery shopping to make sure the refrigerator and pantry are well stocked with healthy foods
  • Setting up exercise routines
  • Making arrangements for any medical equipment that will be needed to be delivered to the senior’s home
  • Listing any possible medical issues and side effects
  • And much more

After the surgery or hospital stay, we can help seniors with:

  • Transportation and accompaniment home from the hospital, making sure the senior is settled back in and keeping an eye out for any changes in condition
  • Picking up prescriptions and providing medication reminders
  • Fixing healthy meals
  • Providing support for the senior to safely walk, transfer, shower, get dressed, etc. to avoid a fall
  • Companionship, conversations, and activities
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • A full range of skilled nursing care services
  • And more

With the help of Visiting Care Giving Services, the leading provider of elderly care in St. Charles, MO and surrounding areas, seniors can minimize the stress that can occur in conjunction with surgery or a hospital stay. And, seniors can recover where it’s most comfortable and convenient – at home.

Contact us any time to learn more about our transitional hospital-to-home services, or any of our other customized home care services for seniors. You can reach us at (636) 493-9058 in Missouri and at (618) 366-9058 in Illinois, and visit our Service Area page for a full listing of the communities we serve.