Senior Care Company Launches Hospital to Home Care Program in Central Ohio
Home Care Assistance initiative educates patients and families on the discharge and recovery process and eases the transition home post-hospitalization.
Upper Arlington, OH (PRWEB) January 16, 2012 - Home Care Assistance of Central Ohio, the leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to announce the Hospital to Home Care program, a comprehensive set of educational resources for families managing the difficult transition home after hospitalization. The program helps families prepare for discharge, manage the unique needs of post-hospitalization patients and coordinate recovery at home.
“By using our services, even temporarily, the transition home from the hospital is safer and more successful,” said Lori Wengerd, Owner of Home Care Assistance of Central Ohio. “Whether we’re there around-the-clock or for just a couple of hours, our caregivers help speed recovery and can recognize signs that indicate if the healing process isn’t happening as it should.”
The program is supported by the book, From Hospital to Home Care, written by Home Care Assistance co-founders Dr. Kathy Johnson, Dr. James Johnson and Lily Sarafan. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges and resources associated with each step in the transition from hospital to the home, explains the discharge process from an inpatient hospital stay, outlines common issues associated with specific medical conditions, discusses the unique needs of recently hospitalized patients and emphasizes the importance of home care in patient outcomes and quality of life. Home Care Assistance is also excited to unveil HospitaltoHomeCare.com, a free online resource for families seeking information about the discharge process and recovery at home.
“Every time I hear of an older adult going home from the hospital alone, I am worried,” said Wengerd. “Most likely, they will experience changes in balance, energy level and medication — and they have been told to curtail normal activity. How can they be expected to stay safe or fully recover without help?”
Hospital to Home Care is part of a long-term initiative at Home Care Assistance to encourage recovery and rehabilitation at home while reducing avoidable hospital readmissions. Alongside the psychological and emotional benefits of recovery at home, patients also benefit from dedicated one-on-one support from a caregiver. In addition, patients avoid the infection risk associated with care facilities and enjoy greater freedom outside of an institutional setting.
“Our mission at Home Care Assistance is to change the world ages,” said Lily Sarafan, President of Home Care Assistance. “We have been able to help countless clients with their post-hospitalization recovery at home and now we’ve been able to transfer that expertise into informative resources for the public. By encouraging patients to recover at home and reducing avoidable hospital readmissions, we hope to re-shape how families and health professionals think about post-hospitalization care.”
From Hospital to Home Care: A Step by Step Guide to Providing Care to Patients Post Hospitalization is available for pre-order on Amazon.com for $17.95. A 16-page PDF guide to the discharge and recovery process is available for free at http://www.HospitaltoHomeCare.com.
For more information about Home Care Assistance of Michigan, or to learn more about the transition from hospital to home, please visit http://www.HomeCareAssistance.com or call 614-481-8888.
About Home Care Assistance
Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of home care for seniors across the United States and Canada. Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in Live-In care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. A 2011 Franchise500® Company, Home Care Assistance has received numerous industry awards including Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise Business Review’s Top 50. For more information about Home Care Assistance, our services and franchise opportunities, visit homecareassistance.com or franchise.homecareassistance.com.
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