Around 20% of seniors in Medicare are rehospitalized within 30 days after a hospital discharge. While there are a number of reasons why this can happen, it’s important that you reduce your risk of rehospitalization as much as possible.
But how can older adults reduce this risk? Here are some things to consider.
Ensure You’re Following Up With Your Physician
It’s important that you consult with your physician after being released from the hospital. This will ensure you’re on the right track to a full recovery and eliminates the risk of another hospital visit.
Avoid Rehospitalization With Home-Monitoring
Depending on your medical issue, you may be able to monitor your health at home. For instance, if you suffer from diabetes or coronary artery diseases you can avoid potential hospital visits by monitoring your condition.
Find The Support You Need to Recover
The transition between hospital and home is a critical juncture for patients. Understanding your care plan is key for your recovery. It’s important that you feel empowered to take control of your recovery plan or have a caregiver/family member help you.
Taking your medications, meeting your physical therapist’s requirements, and making your follow-up appointments are all important steps in your recovery.
Reduce Your Risk of Rehospitalization with South Coast Post Acute
Rehospitalization is scary, but you can avoid it with quality care. South Coast Post Acute is your partner in recovery and is dedicated to helping you reach your goals. Contact us today to learn how we can help.