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How Home Care for Seniors Reduces Hospital Readmissions

Avoid a trip back to the hospital with the help of care experts like New Horizons In-Home Care.

There is currently a leading priority for hospitals: decreasing readmissions for high-risk patients. Healthcare Financial Management Association’s article “Two Ways Hospitals Can Reduce Avoidable Readmissions” reports that effective initiatives from several hospitals with minimal 30-day rehospitalizations are, to some level, the outcome of participating with inpatient and outpatient care providers, like New Horizons In-Home Care, who can supply a continuum of care.

The hospitals mentioned in the article provided the techniques below to help lower rehospitalizations:

  • Start preparing for a patient’s discharge from a hospital stay on the day of admission. When a senior is admitted to the hospital, reach out to an in-home care agency, like New Horizons In-Home Care, to arrange for home care for seniors upon being discharged. Patient outcomes are improved when home care services are in place as soon as possible after discharge.
  • Identify patients who could be at an elevated risk for concerns after discharge for additional care coordination and/or case management services. (Make sure social workers see all patients age 80 and older to assist with care needs.)
  • Use technology to assess, track, or refer patients.
  • Conduct a complete assessment of the patient’s risk factors, available resources, care needs, understanding and management of the disease or health condition, and extent of family support.

At New Horizons In-Home Care, top providers of the elder care Salem, OR and the surrounding area needs, we realize how critical it is to establish a transitional plan of care in order to lower the risk of hospital readmissions for older individuals. We help clients plan for care needs beginning on day one of their hospital stay, monitoring their health and ensuring that care plans are put in place as soon as they return home. Call us at 503-400-3000 to learn more about how we can help the seniors you love transition from hospital to home with professional home care services for seniors like:

  • Offering training and help with chronic condition management
  • Medication reminders so they are taken precisely as prescribed
  • Assisting with coordination and balance
  • And many more

Avoid an unnecessary follow-up hospital visit. Partner with New Horizons In-Home Care for assistance and discover how our elder care in Salem, OR, and the surrounding areas can benefit a senior you love. For more information about all of the areas we serve in Oregon, please visit our Locations page.

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J. M. May 4, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
The people I've worked with have been so straightforward and honest. They really care about how it's going. The caregiver is very understanding, knowledgeable. He can see ahead and makes some suggestions. I can leave if I need without the least bit of worry. He is really proactive, I know he cares and trust him impeccably.

Pamela V. April 9, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
I like how nice the caregivers are. The office staff is prompt on getting somebody out here when it is needed and the caregivers make me feel better than what I am. They are willing to do anything I ask of them.

Barbara W. February 2, 2020

Corvallis, Or Client
We are happy to have them because they do well. They come when they are supposed to and do what they are supposed to. They do things that we didn't know we needed. They assess the situation well and plan for the right care. They are very dependable and thorough and are very friendly and helpful. We're very satisfied.

Candice S. April 1, 2020

Salem, Or Client
They are very helpful and on time with things. They do what they say they are going to do. They will talk to me and help me when needed. I don't have to wait forever to pick up my calls and they are quick to get back to me. It has been positive.

Sharon R. April 01, 2020

Salem, Or Client
The caregivers will do anything that we ask of them. They have been very convenient. and are able to be here and do things for us that we cannot do.

O.H. February 14, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
The caregiver they sent me is awesome. People in the office staff are friendly and they know what they are talking about. The case manager, is a wonderful person and she knows her job. If I need something, all I have to do is call them.

Mary B. April 01, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
It has taken a great load off of our shoulders, especially mine. It has helped my health as well and gives my husband some social time. They are really good at scheduling around our schedule and are matched very well to his needs. We always recommend them to others who need care.

Denise B. March 02, 2020

Salem, Or Client
My caregiver is wonderful. I wish I could have more time. They do so much for me that I can't do for myself. They spend a few minutes to talk with me and be social. They are very open, caring, patient, outgoing, understanding, and kind people. If I need help with anything they will always help me. They are so helpful. I don't know what I'd do without their services.

Gail P. February 13, 2020

Florence Or,
The office staff found the right person for us. They check in regularly. What we need is someone who could do the cleaning and we have that. I like the fact that they have provided the kind of assistance that we needed. The caregiver we have is excellent.

Barbara N. February 12, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
They are courteous, respectful, and serve good food, and do everything we ask. They did all of their duties and everything was done in a timely manner. They were very helpful.
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