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January 2016
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When a senior gets discharged to go home after a hospitalization, he or she might be heading into a risky environment. As a senior care provider, you play a key role in helping to prevent rehospitalizations due to factors like falls or polypharmacy issues as seniors transition home. In this issue, we offer 4 questions to ask before a senior heads home after a hospital stay.

Sincerely,
Home Instead Senior Care®

4 Questions to Ask Before a Senior Goes Home from the Hospital
4 Questions to Ask Before a Senior Goes Home from the Hospital

Seniors face unique threats from hospitalization, including the potential for confusion, falls, functional declines, medication toxicity and more. These risks may continue to threaten seniors after they are discharged home. You can help seniors avoid rehospitalization by making sure these four questions get answered before they're sent on their way. Read more.

 

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Returning Home Program

Returning Home Program

Access a wealth of resources for helping your senior patients transition home after a hospitalization. The Returning Home® program offers downloadable handouts and worksheets to help you discharge more confidently, along with webinars and links to dozens of other resources-all free.

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The Patient's Voice

The Patient's Voice:
What Big Discharge Challenges Do You Face?


Senior care professionals face challenges every day when it comes to discharging senior patients. From coordinating care for a homeless senior to coping with a stubborn 90-year-old who insists she can get along just fine on her own with her femur in a cast, you've probably seen it all.

Tell us: What is the biggest challenge you routinely face with your senior clients?

Share your thoughts by emailing us at [email protected].

We will publish selected responses in future issues of Senior Care Management Insights and we hope to feature more articles relevant to your care needs. Thanks for being part of our senior care community!


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Founded in 1994 in Omaha, Nebraska, by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead Senior Care® network provides personalized care, support and education to help enhance the lives of aging adults and their families. Today, this network is the world's leading provider of in-home care services for seniors, with more than 1,000 independently owned and operated franchises that are estimated to annually provide more than 50 million hours of care throughout the United States and 15 other countries. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ approximately 65,000 CAREGiversSM worldwide who provide basic support services that enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. The Home Instead Senior Care network strives to partner with each client and his or her family members to help meet that individual's needs. Services span the care continuum from providing companionship and personal care to specialized Alzheimer's care and hospice support. Also available are family caregiver education and support resources. At Home Instead Senior Care, it's relationship before task, while striving to provide superior quality service.
 

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