Transitioning from a Facility
Upon being discharged from a hospital or other medical facility such as a nursing home or rehabilitation facility, many individuals and their families believe that the toughest part of their recovery is behind them. However, in reality, it usually means the beginning of a whole new routine at home - one that involves more organization, effort, and awareness.
How prepared a person is for returning home can make the difference in being at risk for hospital readmission. This is why many families choose Home Care Services from Interim HealthCare.
Most of the people who face the greatest risk of returning to the hospital are people with more than one chronic disease. This is a large number of individuals as one in four people over the age of 65 have a chronic disease. That is why we created our SUCCESSFUL LIVING ® - Chronic Disease Management Program.
The most challenging of these chronic diseases are Heart Failure (HF), diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) or any combination of these which is not uncommon with advancing age.
SUCCESSFUL LIVING ® - Chronic Disease Management Program
Each of us is challenged in some way. It may be our money, our relationships or our health. Perhaps one of the biggest challenges millions of Americans face is chronic disease. Approximately 92% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 77% have at least two. Four chronic diseases - heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes - cause almost two-thirds of all deaths each year according to the National Council on Aging.
Chronic conditions place a major burden on individuals, families and health care systems. The good news is that people with chronic conditions who learn how to manage their symptoms can improve their quality of life and reduce their potential for going into the hospital.
Interim Cares About You and Your Family
Nationally, Interim HealthCare franchisees have been providing care in the home since 1966 so they know the challenges of chronic disease. And, locally, as part of the community, they know the standard of service that people expect. This is especially true if you, or someone you love has one or more chronic conditions.
Interim’s trained professionals know what you or your loved one is going through. They have both the expertise and compassion to make sure you receive the best possible care with respect for you, your home and your time.
The professionals sent to your home are employed by the local Interim HealthCare office. They are:
- Bonded and insured
- Background checked
- Drug screened
- Specially trained
You’re Not Defined by Your Disease
Individuals are more than the label a disease or life challenge places on them. Chronic illness is only part of a person’s life or the life of a loved one. There is much more. So Interim helps make sure a chronic condition doesn’t consume every thought or action.
Each day is unique and to what degree the body will cooperate is unpredictable. We understand certain tasks will require much more time and attention. So Interim’s trained health care professionals help you understand how they can be modified in some way or even postponed to a time when symptoms are not having as big of an impact.
Taking Control of Your Chronic Disease
Acceptance of a chronic disease doesn’t mean complacency. There are things a person can do to take control of his or her life and live successfully. Interim’s extensive self-management education is a valuable part of the Successful Living program.
Written in easy-to-understand language, Interim has the ability to guide a person through achieving far more than he or she ever dreamed possible. This helps the individual become an active participant in disease management, actively seeking solutions to problems that arise and taking on a proactive approach to life in general. Being a passive bystander will not allow a person to live successfully. It takes work to overcome certain hurdles and we’ll help you each step of the way. Interim HealthCare can help with:
- Activities of daily living such as bathing, transportation and meal preparation.
- Improving the quality of life through extensive self-management education
- Empathy and understanding of each unique situation
At Interim Healthcare, we know what to look for when it comes to whether a loved one can remain safe and independent in their own home. This simple and free quiz can help guide you when making that important decision.
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