Home health care curbs hospital readmissions
Brought to up by Marissa Phillips, ComForCare Home Care - In-Home Care INSIDER -
Avoidable hospital readmissions, in addition to being a hardship for patients, are a major financial problem for the nations health care system.
In fact, a single preventable return trip to the hospital more than doubles the cost of care for Medicare patients. For example, Medicare pays on average about $15,000 for an episode of care without a readmission incident, but that number increases to $33,000 for a single readmission.
A home health care agency such as ComForCare helps lessen the chance that a patient will have be readmitted.
ComForCare services are available around the clock, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.
We can provide same-day home care, transition-of-care (such as transportation home after a discharge) or assist with many other needs that arise when a family member is in crisis.
ComForCares commitment to quality care begins with identifying clients and families needs, creating a patient-centered care plan, coordinating with physicians and other providers, and implementing quality assurance throughout the duration of care. We have a rigorous 10-step screening process for our caregivers, nurse oversight of client care, and ongoing training and evaluation at every level.
When home care services are used to assist with care, caregivers can provide additional insights that can help patients to best manage conditions and enjoy the highest quality of life.
Call us today to find out how we can help.
ComForCare Home Care
10580 SW McDonald St., Ste. 202
Tigard OR 97224