Hospital Care Services

Returning Home Post-Discharge CareAre you concerned about your family member being left alone at the hospital? We can help. Personalized attention, support and assistance with daily activities can make a hospital stay more productive. Here are some of the services we provide those in the hospital:

  • Provide one-on-one attention, support, assistance with daily activities
  • Keep older adult oriented with appropriate lighting, clock, calendar, photos, personal effects.
  • Ensure movement throughout the day, walking (or if walking is not possible, then safe movement in chair or bed )
  • Ensure toileting every 3 hours
  • Ensure sitting in chair when not sleeping – prevent lying in bed all day
  • Ensure eating takes place, seated in chair
  • Ensure intake of clear fluids occurs throughout the day
  • Encourage sleep through the night (through darkening of room, gentle backrub, warm smile, soothing music, warm blanket). Avoid daytime naps.

In general, a Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver℠ comes alongside an older adult whenever family are unable to be present in the hospital setting. The goal of our service is to foster an exceptional relationship between our CAREGiver and our senior client and their family. We aim to assist, encourage and stimulate our clients, enabling them to remain independent, dignified and supported during hospitalization. In any setting (hospital, home or facility) we are committed to:

  • Use language that is clear and simple
  • Listen to the older adult’s requests
  • Respect the older adult’s history, values and preferences
  • Communicate with families about their family member through daily reports.
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