When seniors return home from a hospital stay, they are confronted with many new and unexpected challenges. If they struggle to read fine print, it can be difficult to decipher prescriptions and manage new medications. Even if they suffer from memory loss, their health depends on remembering and following discharge instructions while making and keeping follow-up doctor’s appointments. It can also be a struggle to obtain the physical assistance and in-home support they require while they recuperate. Is it any wonder that nearly one-fifth of seniors are re-hospitalized within 30 days of being discharged from the hospital, usually with a different condition than they were originally admitted for?
Whether due to an illness, injury or surgery, a hospital stay can take a serious toll on older adults' health. Following a hospital discharge, seniors are especially prone to falls and relapses. It's easy for them to re-injure themselves by lifting or making a sudden movement. Often feeling too weak to fix their own meals, they may not eat well enough for a full recovery. Here are some helpful resources to ensure your loved one's full recovery at home:
The good news is SYNERGY Home Care of East Haven can provide the help your senior loved one needs to fully recover at a time when patients are leaving the hospital sicker and quicker than ever before.
As they recuperate following surgery, older adults may be uncomfortable and need lots of emotional support as well as help doing simple everyday tasks. We're here to help, with tailored care plans that allow your parent to receive the attentive care they need at an affordable price.
One of five seniors are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of their discharge. With a caregiver, seniors recover faster at home and typically are not readmitted to the hospital.
In-home care is more economical that a hospital stay or a rehab facility, plus you get the added bonus of undivided, one-on-one attention with your caregiver.
As your senior parent recovers from orthopedic surgery—whether hip implants or a different shoulder, hip or elbow procedure—it’s vitally important that they carefully follow their doctor’s directions for rehabilitation. The exercises for strength and range of motion must be performed on the prescribed schedule to avoid continued weakness or even loss of function.
While our caregivers don’t provide rehab services, we do assist with transportation and scheduling of rehabilitation appointments. Our caregivers also can take your loved one on regular walks if needed for their recovery or offer friendly reminders to do their home rehabilitation exercises.
Stroke is all-too-common in the elderly, and recovery is an ongoing process. Our stroke caregivers not only have experience and training in caring for stroke patients, but they are fully insured and bonded for your safety. In addition, we offer our clients peace of mind by requiring that caregivers pass national criminal background checks. Here’s a list of services our caregivers provide:
SYNERGY HomeCare can make all the difference during your loved one's cancer recovery. Our caregivers can keep up with household tasks, communicate with long-distance family members about a loved one's progress, and ensure the highest quality in-home care. We can create a customized care plan to meet your loved one's needs that includes one or more of the following services:
• Prescription drug pickups
• Assistance with daily activities
• Watchful care during recovery from routine treatments
• Housekeeping, meal preparation and nutrition
• Help with bathing, dressing and personal care
• Scheduling, transportation and companionship for treatments and doctor's appointments
At SYNERGY HomeCare, we have the privilege of bonding with cancer patients and their families as they undergo chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. If this is a prospect you’re facing, we are ready and willing to provide you and your family with the moral support, encouragement and physical caregiving you’ll need while battling this cancer.
There are many ways to help ease cancer treatments. With each person our in-home caregivers help, our goal is to give them the least stressful and most comfortable recovery experience, given the unpleasant side effects of common cancer therapy for patients.
From keeping up with household tasks, to communicating with long-distance family members about a loved one’s progress, to ensuring the highest quality in-home care during nausea, anemia, pain, infection, and other complications, SYNERGY HomeCare of East Haven can make all the difference during your cancer recovery.
Whatever you or your loved one are recovering from, we can help. A lot.