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Home Care Services can reduce hospital readmission

Hospital readmissions are frustrating for individuals and families. We believe that home care services provide a safe transition from the hospital to home is key to ensuring a safe and seamless discharge home. Helping senior Australians back into their own homes and routines with adequate home care and support, is vital to their long-term health and happiness.  

Support Workers help seniors in transitioning home from the hospital can save your independence and billions of dollars! In 2015 it was estimated that the annual cost of unplanned hospital readmissions across Australia was as high as $1.5 billion1

Going home from the hospital can be a complex and stressful event. Each of you might want to go home to the comfort and familiarity of your own space, but its important that you are safe to do so. Initially it can be overwhelming to go from a hospital where others are taking care of you, to needing to manage on your own without any in- home care.

When planning for transition back home you may have thoughts such as: 

  • “What if I am not strong enough to be at home on my own?” 
  • “Who will take care of me?” 
  • “I don’t know what to do!” 

By planning and getting home care during initial days can prepare you to not only successfully make it home, but to stay home. You can partner with an in-home care service, such as Home Care Assistance or reach out to family & friends for help.

If you decide to go with a professional home care service, in addition to in-support workers, you will have a dedicated Care Manager who can act as the link between the patient, the family and healthcare professionals overseeing the health needs and mapping out a plan to address those needs. 

Home Care Assistance Care Managers can: 

  • Help you or your loved one whilst admitted in the hospital 
  • Work with doctors, nurses, social workers, and other professionals to provide for your current and future needs as you recover at home 
  • Arrange for long-term care or in-home care on discharge 
  • Support transition paperwork 

A Care Manager’s reach goes beyond the hospital and can extend to any community partners collaborating with you once you are at home. Helping you have a better understanding of what to expect when you return home will have a positive impact on overall health and wellbeing.  

We often hear how people just want to stay in their home as they age. Staying at home promotes better health and can save thousands of dollars in healthcare costs. The right home care support and education when it comes to the transition back home from hospital can make this an ongoing reality. 

Once you are discharged from a hospital, your goal should be to ensure you stay at home safely. Case Manager oversight, doctor follow-ups and home care by well-trained Care Workers are the most important pieces to the puzzle that can help prevent patients from returning too soon. 

A patient that goes home with proper support and greater success of has a smooth transition from the hospital.

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We have been with Home Care assistance for last three years. I am impressed by the diversity of the services, they provide.I had few carers but the carer, Shweta, has been coming to us for last two... years, has been a Godsend. She pushes him to do the things which i am unable to. It’s a compliment to Homecare assistance to employ professionals of that standard.No matter what problem I incur, all I have to do is to ring the agency..The eagerness and understanding towards the need of the client is amazing.I would recommend Homecare assistance to anyone and everyone, who requires assistance in all aspects of life.In my case i am grateful of the help i am getting to look after my husband.read more
I really like working at Homecare Assistance the Office Team are very helpful and they give me plenty of work.
Megan is very good care manager.
High quality, unique approach with a customised care plan to promote independence and client satisfaction.
Recently I had a situation where due to a family crisis, I needed respite assistance for a couple of days. Home Care Assistance provided a quick response to my query and were able to get a... person for me in time for me to go to my brother's funeral in another state. The person who stayed and looked after my father was very caring, compassionate and reliable. I was extremely happy with the service provided.read more
Highly recommend.
I really appreciate working for a smaller organization as communication with the team in the office is very important as a support worker in the community.It’s really been great to be a part of this... company who are a caring team which the clients benefit from as well as the front line workers.read more
I am very satisfied with the carers who take care of my wife. They are not only experienced but very compassionate and understanding of my wife’s needs. They are always positive and easy to deal... with. I would have no problems recommending the company to other potential clients.read more
A positive experience of co-ordinated care and provision of support services to meet my high care level of needs.
Great place to work, very supportive and understanding.
The staff is amazing, they will try there best to meet all of your needs !

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