Health Care Services Hospital to Home Care
The medical tasks don’t end once the doctor declares that your loved one is allowed to go home. In fact, there is a post-hospital care that you need to provide to your loved one, depending on what his or her illness demands. Therefore, to ensure a successful transition from hospital to home care, here are the following factors that you need to consider first.
Medication at home
It is important that you’re going to have a list of the drug interaction that your loved one is going to take at home from the discharge planner. Make sure that all the over-the-counter medications and supplements are included in the list. Ask your discharge planner about the dosage amounts and how many times your loved one must take medicine. If you are in doubt, talk to your doctor about the medication and how it can help improve your loved one’s medication. Do not let your loved one take medicines that are not prescribed by the discharge planner or the doctor in the first place.
Demonstration of special medical tasks
If the doctor instructed you to perform special medical tasks to your loved one before you go home make sure that you’re going to see an in-person demonstration of this medical task. You should have proper knowledge of injecting your loved ones and using catheters. In that way, you can lessen the risks of infection and injuries while you are providing post-hospital care at home.
Knowledge of medication
It is also essential that you’re going to know about the drug that your loved one is going to take. If there are any side effects, expected pain, and hospital care problems that you’re going to encounter, talk to your doctor about it and ask the most appropriate thing to do during these times. If you’re going to hire a caregiver, hire ahead of time and allow the caregiver to attend the meeting with your doctor so that he or she can also help you.
Talk to your loved one
Lastly, make sure that you’re going to talk to your loved one about it. Do not let an elderly’s pride hinder an appropriate medical procedure. Aside from that, allow your doctor to talk to your loved one. Sometimes, the authority from a professional will help them follow what is needed to be done. Explain why you need to execute this medical procedure, the effects of this medical process, and how this can help in improving his or her condition. If your loved one fully understands the importance of these medical procedures and medications to take, it will be easier for you to accommodate him or her while you are at home.
These factors should be adequately considered during the transition from hospital to home care of your adult loved one. It can help you to make proper decisions and avoid rookie mistakes in the process. Since we’re talking about the health and safety of your loved one here, you must exhaust all means to ensure that he or she is going to have a proper discovery.