Transition Home Care in Orland Park and Surrounding Suburbs
Transitional care is a type of service provided after a patient has undergone surgery, rehabilitation, or other procedure that involves a stay in a hospital or care center. Our approach is centered around patient-specific needs and is meant to optimize health, safety, and general well-being in the home.
After leaving the hospital or rehabilitation center, it’s important to have a proficient caregiver at home to assist with reacclimation and becoming familiar with new medical-related tasks. Without this support, patients can easily become injured, develop infections, confuse medications, or worse. Professional care prevents these unnecessary issues and reduces the likelihood of re-hospitalization.
When you reach out to Home & Hearth Caregivers to schedule transition of care from hospital to home, we will work with you to develop a care management plan. This plan will detail what services will be provided, schedules that will be followed, and any relevant personal information that needs to be documented. We encourage open and honest communication and always strive to answer all of your questions. Additionally, our caregivers are trained to diligently observe and document any new concerns that may need to be addressed.
Helping You Manage New Diagnosis & Treatments
Arriving home from a hospital stay with a new diagnosis, or recovering from a surgical procedure that affects your daily life can be overwhelming and confusing. Our professional caregivers take time to carefully and thoroughly review your discharge orders and assist with anything that should be incorporated into the new regimen. The relationship between your loved one and their caregiver will be based on trust, open communication, integrity, and genuine care.
Some of the conditions our caregivers commonly attend during transition of hospital to home care include the following:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
We will oversee proper inhaler usage when this has been prescribed by your medical team. This can be a difficult habit to begin and maintain regularly when it’s a new concept, and our caregivers will provide timely reminders and encouragement.
Caring for diabetic patients often means reminding them to perform regular blood glucose testing, introducing and maintaining a proper diet, daily foot care and inspection, and assistance with education. Often, dietary reminders are required not only for the patient, but for friends and family, as well.
- Heart Attack / Heart Failure
Supporting our heart patients involves a great deal of education and assistance when it comes to developing new lifestyles and habits. The focus on heart care includes everything from consistently ensuring the patient takes all their prescribed medications to eating properly and getting regular exercise.
- Post-Procedural Care
Services for post-operative care will be based on the procedure performed and the condition affiliated with it. Our goal is to keep your loved one safe and healthy while promoting a positive, healing environment for recuperation after they are discharged from the hospital.
The Transitional Care Your Loved One Needs
Home & Hearth Care provides customized transitional home health services for any condition your loved one is facing. We invite you to call us to schedule a consultation so we can work together with the patient, visiting home health professionals, and family members, to design the perfect care management plan.