Returning Home Post-Discharge Care

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​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​To help make sure your homecoming is a joyous occasion, and not an exhausting one, we can help! Carefully screened and bonded and insured, our CAREGivers can help

Returning Home Services

If you or your loved one have been in an Etobicoke area hospital or rehabilitation facility, it may have been weeks or even months since you've been back in your home. If you were in a medical or nursing facility due to an emergency, accident or illness, you probably left your home in a hurry.

Maybe you left dishes in the sink, or laundry to be washed, or your bed was unmade. And, what about the refrigerator? Did anyone take out the trash? What do you have left in your cupboards to eat when you return home?

To help make sure your homecoming is a joyous occasion, and not an exhausting one, we can help! Carefully screened and bonded and insured, our CAREGivers can:

  • Clean your refrigerator and pantry
  • Buy fresh groceries
  • Wash and put away dishes
  • Change sheets and linens
  • Wash towels and clothes
  • Vacuum carpets
  • Mop floors
  • Clean bathroom
  • Take out the trash
  • Resume mail & newspaper delivery
  • Pick up or drop off items at the dry cleaner

We can schedule our visit before you return home, so everything is fresh and tidy when you arrive. Or, we can schedule our visit after you return home.

We can come for just one visit, or for a few hours for several days or weeks to help you readjust to the daily tasks associated with being back in your home. How often and when we come is all up to you. We want to make sure that when you return home, you won't tire yourself out and jeopardize or slow your continued recovery.

Simply give us a call at (416) 239-2200. Our Client Care Manager is available for a NO-OBLIGATION, NO-COST visit with you in the hospital, nursing or rehabilitation facility to discuss the many ways we can help you have a pleasant and worry-free homecoming.

Post-Discharge Care

The care one receives during the first 30 days at home after discharge from a hospital or other healthcare facility is vital to ensuring their long-term recovery. Often mistakes made in medications, missed follow-up medical appointments, poor nutrition and dehydration, and lack of safety preparation in the home are the issues that can lead to readmission. Preventing these problems and others are already tasks that Home Instead CAREGivers℠ provide. In fact, a 2010 pilot program conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care® network found that seniors who received the network's home care services had a significantly reduced rate in the percentage of patients readmitted to the hospital: 11 percent versus the national average of 20 percent.

The key elements of the Home Instead Senior Care network's Returning Home℠ Program that can be easily implemented by its CAREGivers include:

  • Discharge coordination and execution—which involves conducting an initial meeting with hospital discharge planning staff to develop a detailed plan of care and instructions that will be used by the CAREGiver.
  • Medication management—which involves organizing and tracking pills and other medications to make sure that they are taken as directed and to prevent adverse effects.
  • Follow-up physician visit assistance—which involves making sure the senior keeps track of and attends follow-up medical appointments including providing or arranging for transportation.
  • Nutrition management—which involves meal planning, shopping and preparation to ensure that seniors are getting wholesome healthy foods and plenty of hydration that will assist them with recovery.
  • Warning sign monitoring and notification—which involves CAREGivers becoming familiar with the warning signs and taking appropriate action in a timely manner.

Utilizing these Home Instead CAREGiver services as part of a returning home program can mean better recovery outcomes for seniors who have been discharged from a medical facility with fewer readmissions and savings in both dollars and stress for them and their loved ones.

To learn more about our in-home care services, explore some of these other topics on our site:

Service Area:

The office of Home Instead Senior care in Etobicoke services the following areas: Kingsway, Mimico, Longbranch, Islington, Richview, The Community of Humber Heights, Rexdale, Markland Woods, Baby Point.

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