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An in-home care company has joined a nationwide partnership with a group of medical institutions aimed at reducing preventable hospital readmissions by providing resources and education to patient and their families for post-acute care.
Home Care Assistance of Minneapolis’ new Hospital to Home Care program has a goal of arming families with the resources they need to make informed post-acute care decisions and plan for their loved ones’ rehabilitation at home.
“We’re confident that hospital readmissions can be greatly reduced with adequate education and planning prior to a patients discharge,” said Greg Young, owner of Home Care Assistance Minneapolis. “We have also developed a proprietary training model that teaches our caregivers to promote the lifestyle behaviors that facilitate a safe recovery at home.”
The company has developed a platform of educational resources for hospitalized patients, aided by its partnerships with leading medical facilities and senior care experience.
There’s also a Hospital to Home Care website available to consumers as a free online resource, along with a book on the hospital discharge and recovery process that provides an overview of the challenges and resources associated with the transition from hospital stays back to the home.
In some cases, readmissions are the result of inadequate support and supervision following a patient’s discharge from the hospital, said Dr. David B. Carr, MD, in support of Home Care Assistance of Minneapolis’ program.
“Hospital readmissions are not only detrimental to a patient’s mental and physical health and expensive, but they can result in hospital penalization, said Dr. David B. Carr, MD. “Having a structured, professional Hospital to Home program like the one offered by Home Care Assistance promises benefits to the patient and the hospital by working in conjunction with the patient’s medical team to ensure discharge orders are followed and intervention occurs before a readmission is necessary.”