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Reduce the Chance of Your Loved One Returning to the Hospital

Posted by Dreu Adams on Feb 14, 2014 3:55:00 PM

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The Importance of a Successful Discharge and Transition Home

dementia-preparing-to-communicate-effectivelyAs a primary caregiver, preparing to help your loved one transition home after they’ve been discharged from the hospital can be overwhelming.

Balancing your own responsibilities like a job or family of your own while attempting to match available resources with the needs of your loved one is no easy task. And, the thought of another hospitalization can be especially daunting.

After all, you both want to return to your “normal” lives and helping them regain their independence safely at home is surely a priority.

Did You Know:

Each year over 1 million people are admitted to an inpatient setting for heart failure, 1 and 27% of heart failure patients on Medicare are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge.2

While there are several underlying contributors to the staggering number of patients facing a hospital readmission, most, if not all of the contributing factors, can be addressed by extending the care you or your loved one needs from the hospital to the home.

However, each patient’s situation is unique, and coping with one chronic condition - let alone a mix of several - can be especially challenging. The video below provides a look at CHAMP, one of the specialized programs developed by Residential Home Health to incorporate early intervention, behavior modification and daily vital sign with Cardiocom’s telehealth services, to prevent hospital readmissions.

CHAMP dramatically reduces post-acute hospitalizations and associated costs while also improving patients’ quality of life.

CHAMP stands for Cardiopulmonary Hospital Admit Management Program and incorporates Cardiocom telehealth, cardiac rehab and behavior modification to prevent.

Consider CHAMP if you’re a patient or the caregiver of a patient with:

  • Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Cardiac arrhythmia

If you’re interested in learning more about how the CHAMP program can help you or a loved one stay safe at home and regain independence at home, call and talk with a nurse regarding your specific situation today at 866-902-4000.

Residential clinicians and staff are dedicated to coordinating and delivering expert services to ensure each patient receives appropriate and exceptional care to maintain their quality of life, safety and independence at home.

“The focus of Residential Home Health is post-acute in-home care. We’re not into other businesses, we don’t own a hospital, we don’t own nursing homes, this is what we do. And we are a team of incredibly experienced passionate people who know how to take care of patients at home."

- David Curtis, President of Residential Home Health

1 Center for Disease Control, 2006
2 New England Journal of Medicine, Jencks, Williams, & Coleman, 2009

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