Transition from Hospital to Home
Hospital to Home Services by Helping Hands Homecare
Returning home after a hospital stay can be challenging for seniors who still require medical oversight or hands-on assistance. Helping Hands Homecare’s hospital to home services provide customized support during this transition to simplify life and promote recovery. Our compassionate team collaborates closely with families and healthcare providers so clients can heal comfortably surrounded by familiar faces and surroundings.
What are Hospital to Home Transition Services?
Hospital to home transition services help seniors gracefully move from a hospital setting back into their own homes while receiving continued care and support. Services include:
- Arranging in-home nursing care and therapy
- Providing caregivers for activities of daily living
- Setting up medical equipment and supplies in the home
- Managing medications and post-discharge instructions
- Transportation to follow-up appointments
- Ongoing care coordination and health monitoring
- Emotional support during the adjustment
The goal is to ensure seniors return home to a safe, enabling environment where they can continue healing with proper clinical oversight and assistance tailored to their needs.
How Transition Services Support Seniors
Hospital to home transition services benefit seniors by:
Providing Caregiver Assistance
- With personal care, medications, transportation and meals
- Allows seniors to focus fully on healing
Offering Emotional Support
- Provides reassurance and helps ease anxiety
- Ensures seniors don’t feel alone or overwhelmed
Coordinating Ongoing Care
- Collaborates with healthcare team on needed services
- Manages medications, equipment deliveries and use
- Familiar home setting aids recuperation
- Personalized care plan matches needs and abilities
- Handles paperwork, insurance, appointments
- Troubleshoots issues to prevent setbacks
With professional guidance, the transition home after hospitalization can be smooth, successful and even rehabilitating.
We offer our clientele the opportunity to speak with a highly trained individual 24 hours a day / 7 days a week in regards to the many aspects of the care we provide.
Providing Hospital to Home Transition throughout Northern and Central New Jersey, including Clark, Westfield, Cranford, Scotch Plains, Rahway, Linden, Summit, Edison, Elizabeth, Mountainside, Short Hills, Millburn, New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Kenilworth, Chatham, Madison, Metuchen and surrounding areas.
Preparing for a Smooth Hospital Discharge
To transition home successfully after a hospital stay, it’s important to plan ahead and take steps while still admitted to make sure all bases are covered, including:
Understanding Discharge Instructions
- Medications, dosages, potential side effects
- Incision care, treatment protocols, activity restrictions
- Follow-up appointment schedule with specialists
Arranging Medical Equipment
- Hospital bed, walker, wheelchair, commode, etc.
- Supplies like bandages, dressing materials, oxygen
- Staff will instruct on proper use
Confirming Caregiver Support
- Family members, friends, or hired caregivers to assist at home
- Helping with transportation, meals, personal care, household chores
Providing Payment Information
- Health insurance, prescription coverage, eligibility for financial assistance
- Needed to coordinate in-home nursing, therapy services after discharge
Thorough discharge planning and coordination ensures seamless care transition.
Over the past two decades, Helping Hands Homecare has become synonymous with quality care and unparalleled dedication.
Promoting Wellbeing During the Transition
Helping Hands Homecare aims to make the transition home after hospitalization as smooth and successful as possible. Our services focus on enabling seniors to:
- With caregiver assistance, overcome injury/illness limitations
Receive Specialized Care
- Services tailored to health conditions and recovery needs
Feel Confident & Comfortable
- Offer emotional reassurance throughout changes
- Encourage social visits, activities matched to abilities
Enjoy Familiar Surroundings
- Recover in the comfort of home versus clinical settings
Our caregivers become trusted partners in seniors’ path to wellness after hospitalization. Please reach out to learn more.
We start a client relationship by providing a free consultation where together we can explore your individual needs and offer the most helpful and appropriate care plan.
Benefits of Home Care Services After Hospitalization
Selecting home care after being in the hospital offers many advantages over extended facility-based care. Benefits include:
- Lower out-of-pocket costs than institutional care
- Healing in familiar, comfortable surroundings
Independence & Autonomy
- More control over treatments and daily schedule
- Customized care plan based on needs and preferences
- Caregivers help avoid complications requiring rehospitalization
With the right support at home, most seniors can continue recovering successfully without requiring inpatient rehabilitation or care.
Starting Services with Helping Hands Homecare
How can you initiate hospital to home transition services through Helping Hands Homecare? We make the process straightforward so you can focus on recovering.
- Call us to discuss your situation and needs coming out of the hospital. We’ll explain how our transitional care works.
- Provide details on your medical status, limitations, medications and follow-up care requirements so we can best support you.
- Care plan creation – Our nurse will visit and collaborate with you and your family to design a tailored care plan outlining the recommended services, equipment, schedule and caregivers to optimize your healing.
- Initiate services – We’ll arrange all agreed upon medical and non-medical home care services to provide a seamless transition home and promote continued progress.
- Ongoing communication – You’ll have direct access to our team every step of the way to convey any changing needs or questions. We’ll keep your healthcare providers looped in on your status.
Please call Helping Hands Homecare today for a free consultation to discuss your transitional care options. Our friendly staff is ready to help!
Frequently Asked Questions About Hospital to Home Services
We can arrange nursing care, therapy, personal care, housekeeping, transportation, medication management and other services to facilitate a smooth transition home based on needs.
The duration depends on each client’s recovery progress. Many utilize services for a few weeks up to a couple months post-hospitalization. We can extend or reduce service timelines as needed.
We coordinate with hospital discharge planners prior to release so services can begin immediately upon returning home for a seamless transition.
Ideally 2-3 days prior to being discharged from the hospital so we can get the process started. But you can call us anytime 24/7!
Helping Hands Homecare is here to support your recovery journey. Please contact us to learn more about our hospital to home transitional care services.