Returning home from the hospital or facility can be an exciting yet stressful time for anyone. There may be loved ones or pets they have not seen during their time away. There are likely regular social engagements or planned activities with friends and family to resume after being put on hold during recovery.
With everything there is to look forward to, patients often forget the most critical part of their recovery - discharge patient instructions. This is a set of instructions that originates with the physician and contains input from several other resources from the discharging facility. Some examples are mediations, wound care, next steps for appointment scheduling and under what circumstances to return to the facility. Discharge documents may often include a referral to home care or home health. With the rising cost of time in facilities, recovery times before discharge become shorter and discharge planners and others look for solutions for focus on patient discharge instructions.
At Barberry Ridge Home Health as part of your first steps in becoming a client, patient discharge documents are reviewed and included in your plan of care and align with services like medication reminders and personal care. This gives the client or loved one the best chances of remaining home and avoiding a readmission to the facility or hospital.