It’s not unusual for us to get a call from a family while their loved one is in the hospital. An unplanned hospital visit can often bring a lot of stress and anxiety to families. Regular life has just been completely interrupted and things might never be the same.
There are so many things to consider:
Will my loved one get to go home?
Who will take care of them?
Who will help them with bathing and personal care?
Who will ensure they are safe?
Who will make sure they are taking their medications correctly?
Who will be there to help them if they fall?
Who will keep them company and make sure their needs are being met?
Who will help them move around the house?
Who will answer their call for help in the middle of the night?
All of these questions are very common and are realistic concerns that many of our clients have.
We are more than happy to go to the hospital and meet with the prospective client and their family. We offer a complimentary consultation to get to know the patient and understand their unique needs and answer any questions that the family might have.
Being at the hospital gives us a chance to talk to the nurses and the physical therapist to get a better understanding of how we can help. We can then set up a plan of care so that as soon as the patient is discharged from the hospital there is a caregiver ready to help.
The best thing about hiring care (as opposed to moving to an Assisted Living where you are locked into a longterm contract) is that the amount of care you receive is flexible.
We can provide help for as little as 4 hours a day, to overnight- round the clock care- so whatever your loved one’s specific needs are- they can be met by Capability Homecare’s capable and highly trained staff. Call us today to see how we can make the transition home go smoothly. 425 679 5770.
Having a successful plan in place BEFORE it is needed can help speed up the recovery process and prevent re-hospitalization.