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The Right Resources Help to Reduce Hospital Readmissions for Seniors

Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates in Houston TX

Having the right resources on hand can be instrumental at improving many circumstances. For seniors who may have been hospitalized recently, if they are set for discharge, they will likely beReduce-Hospital-Readmission-Rates-in-Houston-TX facing some period of time for their recovery. Having the right support and resources made available to them can increase the chances of making a full and healthy recovery in many situations.

What are the right resources?

Having experienced care, somebody who has assisted other elderly individuals, on hand, willing to go to their house is a great resource. The best type of resource in this regard is a home care aide, somebody who has worked with seniors for many years as they recovered from any number of health emergencies or physical ailments.

Information is also a vital resource. The more information a person has on their particular condition, their overall health, medications, the importance of exercise, the types of exercise, physical therapy, and so on, the easier it will be for them to follow through with what their doctor recommended they do.

Emotional support is a valuable resource as well.

Having family and friends nearby, calling to check in on them, and maybe even stopping by to visit once in a while, can provide a great emotional boost for those struggling to get through difficult exercise routines, who feel like the best years of their life are well behind them, or who are facing extreme challenges with mobility.

Most people want the best for their family members, but when it’s a senior and they don’t know exactly what to do or what to expect, they may not have the insight to provide the best resources for those men and women during their recovery.

Most of us don’t think about hospital readmissions.

We often don’t think about hospital readmission rates or how to reduce them. We focus on the recovery. A hospital readmission is defined technically as any time somebody has to be readmitted within 30 days of their discharge. All person who may be readmitted after 40 days beyond their discharge date wouldn’t be a technical readmission, it’s still assigned the recovery wasn’t going as smoothly as expected.

They could have been the resources or lack thereof that were made available to the elderly individual. Resources are important for many factors, especially to ensure the senior has the right information, physical support, and emotional encouragement.

Recovery may take weeks or months, but the chances of making a full recovery increase when the appropriate resources are made available to them.

If you or an aging loved one are considering caregiver services in Houston, TX, contact the caring staff at Personal Caregiving Services at 832-564-0338. Providing Care in Houston, Bellaire, West University Place, Katy, and Sugar Land and the surrounding areas.


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Sid Gerber

Sid Gerber is a founding partner of S. Gerber & Associates, a firm representing over 22 years of experience specializing in a broad range of long term care products and services including but not limited to care assessment, planning and management, care co-ordination, in-home caregiving services, quality assurance monitoring, and the securing of financial independence and asset protection utilizing insurance products from major carriers to pay for long-term care. Mr. Gerber helps family members make difficult long-term care decisions and provides them with the necessary education and resources to plan and manage their long-term health care and financial needs.

In 1989 after selling his family owned food service business, Mr. Gerber pursued his compassion for the elderly by completing his geriatric education and training requirements to be a licensed nursing home administrator (LNFA) from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.Previously he received his undergraduate business degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his Masters in business administration (MBA) from the University of Houston.In 2003, Mr. Gerber earned his Certification to be a Senior Advisor (CSA).

During his eight-year tenure as an administrator, Mr. Gerber was responsible for managing and coordinating caregivers and long-term care professionals in the ultimate delivery of quality care and providing a quality of life for countless residents in the three skilled nursing facilities that he managed.

He has also spoken with numerous groups of adult children and their parents on subjects such as long-term care housing options available today, tips on how to select a long-term care provider, assessing when it’s time to consider long-term care, the caregiver’s role reversal when caring for an aging parent, how to legally make your long-term health care wishes known to other family members and health care providers, and how to finance long-term care.

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