Family & Nursing Care is a leading resource for private duty home care services in the region. Since 1968, they’ve been helping older adults maintain their independence and quality of life as they age. Ninety-eight percent of surveyed clients have said they would recommend Family & Nursing Care to a friend or family member.
Address: 1010 Wayne Ave., Suite 1100 Silver Spring, MD 20910
Q How should older patients and their families prepare for discharge from a hospital or rehab?
A After an inpatient stay, patients are at their weakest, can be confused, and are at a greater risk for a fall. It is essential that the right help is available at home, especially in the critical first 48 hours. Those who live alone or have an older spouse are at the greatest risk to be readmitted to the hospital and could benefit from additional help, especially immediately upon their return home.
While recovery may continue with home-based therapy, depending on coverage (Medicare and/or insurance) it may not begin right away.
Family & Nursing Care’s Hospital to Home program can arrange for a dedicated caregiver to be on hand to aid the transition home. We also have a team of liaisons available to visit with patients and their families in hospitals and rehabs to help them understand their options for coverage and care at home. There are no long-term commitments required.
Q How does Family & Nursing Care step in to help with the transition home?
A We arrange for a caregiver to help manage tasks of daily living such as errands, medication pick-up and reminders, groceries, meal preparation, bathing, dressing and support for those who may be at risk for a fall. Caregivers can also ensure the patient adheres to any special diet, practices breathing techniques and required exercises, and more. Many caregivers have used their background knowledge and training to recognize “red flag” symptoms so that post-discharge issues of note can be treated at a lower level of care and help avoid readmission.