In-home care isn’t just for older people who need long-term help. It’s also for people who need assistance after a stay at the hospital. And it might even help keep them home. Forbes reports:
According to a 2009 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Medicare’s fee-for-service program, nearly 20% of Medicare patients discharged from a hospital were readmitted within thirty days, and 34% were rehospitalized within 90 days.
The article profiles a home-care business in Palo Alto, CA, that helps people after a hospital stay. The agency tries to keep their clients from becoming part of those readmission statistics. To look for similar agencies in your area, click here.
Leigh Ann Otte is a freelance writer who specializes in health and aging issues. She covers finding and paying for senior care for OurParents. If you have any questions about this post or need help finding senior care options for a loved one, call 1-866-483-4896 to speak with a care advisor in your area.