A Discharge Planner perspective on Safe Home Care

March 9, 2017

BrightStar Home Care in Brevard County Shares The Perspective of A Discharge Planner

Safe Home Care from the Perspective of a Discharge Planner, by Cameron Svendsen, LCSW

I was a hospital social worker for 10 years. I spent hundreds of hours making discharge arrangements for patients, many of whom were not safe to return to their primary residence without some level of post-acute care. But this was back in the day when keeping low-length-of-stay was a priority and discharging patients hastily (and many times prematurely) was just part of the process. Article by Cameron Svendsen, LCSW, is the spokesperson for the Safe Home Care Coalition (SHCC)   based in Phoenix AZ. The SHCC is an advocacy partnership formed by home care industry  providers including members of HCAOA Arizona, with the primary objective to educate in-home personal care services consumers and those health care professionals referring these services about the benefits and risks associated with these in-home care options. In particular, the coalition is focused on highlighting the distinction between the in-home personal care employer model vs registry/independent contractor model.  Mr. Svendsen is a licensed clinical social worker and has 25 years serving in Arizona's health care market.  His professional experience includes; hospital social worker, care manager, discharge planner and hospice and palliative care co-founder.   Click HERE to view full article. BrightStar Home Care of Melbourne proudly provides support for the elderly and children, including 24 hour skilled nursing and support in senior independent and assisted living communities. Additionally we provide Medical Staffing and In-Home Physical Therapy for pediatric, adult and geriatric patients, Companion and Personal Care for Elders with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. We also provide Home Child Care, Sitter and Nanny services for Children and Support for New Mothers. We Support Veterans and Accept most Long Term Care Insurance benefits, provide Hospice care, Live-in care, CNA, Caregiver, RN, LVN, RN Supervision, Compassionate Care, and Compatibility Guarantees. Other services include safe discharge and transportation from the hospital or rehab facility, Post Op care both short and long term, Pre Operation and preparation help and assistance, and client monitoring for out of town family members. BrightStar Home Care of Melbourne proudly serves Melbourne, Brevard County including Palm Bay, Satellite Beach, Grant, Malabar, Melbourne Beach, Sebastian in Fl.