Medical Care after a Hospital Admission
The first few days after returning home are critical for a recovering patient. The hospital discharge usually means that major risks are over. But this does not mean that the patient is ready to return to a fully normal life. This service is of great use to those who have just been discharged from a hospital.
Why do you need care after being discharged from the hospital?
This service is also called post-hospitalization care. It is composed of a range of activities meant to help the patient complete the recovery at home. Three areas needing attention for full recovery:
Risks from the medical condition and environments outside the hospital
The patient may have been admitted in the hospital to be treated for a specific condition. On returning home, the associated risks still remain.
For instance, after a surgery, the wounds may need cleaning and dressing. The risk of infection and sepsis are real. Thus, being re-admitted to the hospital is a possibility.
Another important health risk is infections from other people. This is important because a patient’s immunity may also be quite low after hospitalization. Immunity can be rebuilt but it does not happen overnight.
Sound post-hospitalization care can minimize these risks for the patient.
Replenishing lost energy reserves
A medical event can lead to a great expenditure of energy. This happens as the body tries to cope with the effects of the event.
The treatment itself can be a cause for a huge expenditure of energy. The psychological upheaval that a patient experiences can also burn energy. Often since a patient’s appetite is affected, the replenishment of energy reserves may not happen like before.
This means special efforts have to be made to ensure the patient gets sufficient energy and nutrition upon returning home from the hospital. If a diet is part of the treatment plan, this adds a further complication. Some medication can also affect the appetite of a patient recovering at home.
Our post-hospitalization care ensures that the patient is able to cope and build up lost energy and regain vitality.
Returning to ordinary life at home
After a hospitalization, the patient may experience disorientation. Sometimes, the routines in the hospital are still strong in the patients mind. This may last for a while after returning home. Family members may experience disorientation too. The condition of the patient may mean making changes to routines and activities at home.
Thus adjusting to the routines of home life can take time. With our post-hospitalization care, this adjustment is supported by our trained clinical staff. They will provide both medical and counseling/training support to help patients and their families make a success of the recovery.
What services are provided in post-hospitalization care?
Post-hospitalization services include:
.Wound cleaning and dressing
.Medication monitoring and assistance
.Linen and Clothing change
.Supervision of physiotherapy
.Updates to primary care physician
.Assisting with hospital visits
.Assistance with devices such as tubes, catheters etc.
If you want to arrange for post-hospitalization care please call us, send us a message or click on the “Book now” button on this page or “Book a Service” button at the top of the page.