When an elderly patient is hospitalized for a medical procedure or illness stress and confusion often occurs. Recovery can be lengthy process with a set of unique challenges. A Department of Health & Human Services study found that in April 2015 close to 20% of Medicare recipients with acute conditions (heart issues, pneumonia and major joint replacements) were readmitted to the hospital within 30 days while close to 14% of Medicare recipients with all other conditions were readmitted within this time frame.
Reduce the chances of Hospital Readmission with Post Hospital and/or Recovery Care
Hospital readmissions have been linked to the absence of outpatient follow-up care, inadequate understanding of discharge instructions and the scarcity of help for those transitioning from hospital to home (US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health). Ray of Sunshine Senior Care and professional caregivers can help reduce the chances of being readmitted by providing supportive services after hospitalization and during recovery.
A professional caregiver can be available before discharge to ensure a smooth transition and accompany the client home. We will coordinate services with home health or physical therapy agencies involved in the recovery care.
Professional caregiving services are available on an hourly or live-in basis. If a client lives alone they often start out with live-in care and transition to hourly care as their recovery progresses. Services available to post hospital patients include:
Monitoring of medication schedules and any dietary guidelines or restrictions
Escort to follow up appointments and attend as requested
Additional updates to family and loved ones
Companionship and support
Meal preparation and grocery shopping
Light housekeeping including laundry and changing linens
Assistance with bathing, grooming & dressing
Mobility assistance & support
Assistance with errands
Social events and activities
Coordination of care with home health and hospice
Other customized services available based on your unique needs
Customized Care for Recovery
Contact one of our care managers at (940) 368-9230 to discuss how a customized care plan can help reduce the chances of hospital readmissions. Care managers are available 24/7 to help and answer any questions. With hourly and live-in care available, we are sure to have something to fit your specific needs.
(940) 368-9230 (after hours)
1204 W University, Suite 201
Denton, TX 76201
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Care Managers Available 24/7
Professional care services available throughout the Dallas Fort Worth metropolitan area including the communities of Denton, Hickory Creek, Lake Cities, Argyle, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Lewisville, Southlake, Trophy Club, Little Elm, Frisco, the Colony and many more.
WORDS FROM OUR CLIENTS AND FAMILIES
Thank you for sending Leslie to us. Mom loved her, I loved her and the dog loved her!!
It is not easy to relay in words the magic of joy, friendship, caring, nurturing, fun, laughter and love that Bonnie brought into our brothers life! She got the old, sedentary guy moving, laughing, and having a good time!! Bonnie allowed him to be himself. She accepted him for who he was. I will be forever grateful to her, as will the rest of his family, for bringing joy into his life in his final days.
Ray of Sunshine Senior Care is very helpful and does everything that I ask them to do
You can negotiate directly with the caregiver regarding items such as service times, locations and duties
Long-term contracts are not required, no extended notice needed to stop services, use the services you need, when you need them
Oldest Licensed Personal Assistance Service Agency in Denton County, all caregivers bonded and covered by professional liability insurance
Contact a Care Manager
Our Care Managers are available to answer questions or complete an in-home assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please contact us at (940) 368-9230 or via the below inquiry form.