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The Benefits of Home Health Care after Hospital Discharge

January 14th, 2016

For Home Care in Annandale, Virginia
(703) 267-2380

If you are contemplating surgery in the near future, perhaps an elective procedure like a knee or hip replacement, start now to anticipate any needs you may have when returning home after discharge. No matter the nature of your hospital stay, your best plan is to engage in-home care from BrightStar Care in Annandale. Our professionally trained and certified home nurses will help you with every aspect of post-op care, reducing the risk of complications or injury that could send you back to the hospital.

It is important to take an active role while you are in the hospital and work closely with physicians, nurses and the hospital discharge planner. You’ll receive discharge instructions to follow regarding pain control, ambulation, nutrition and rest – and your home nurse will help you follow those instructions carefully, reporting any concerns or changes in your condition to your doctor.

Your home caregiver will also help you with the activities of daily living - things like toileting, bathing and personal hygiene - while your strength returns and you start to feel better. Your home care provider will also help you stay hydrated and get the proper nutrition, even on those days when you don’t feel like eating.

The benefits of home care also include having someone there to help you get in and out of bed, as prescribed by your physician, and to navigate your home safely.

In addition to post-op care, skilled in-home care include:

  • Medication management and pain control
  • Home infusion therapy (IVs)
  • Vital signs
  • Blood draws and injections
  • Catheter maintenance

Even though you may not need a home nurse to care for you after hospital discharge, BrightStar Care in Annandale offers other home health services that will help while you are under the weather:

  • Assistance with light housekeeping
  • Changing bed linens
  • Meal preparation services
  • Assistance with feeding and walking pets
  • Companionship for dreary days

With home health care in Annandale to help you follow your doctor’s discharge instructions, you’ll be back on the road to health.

We’re here to help!
For more information about home health care
from BrightStar Care in Annandale, call (703) 267-2380.

 

Topics: Senior Care