Steps to Start After Care Following a Hospital Stay

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Orange County Residents Turn to Competent Care to Help Loved Ones With In Home After Care Following A Hospital Stay

Caregiving is never more crucial than right after you or a loved one leaves a hospital or other care facility. To make sure there’s a continuum of treatment and attention to detail, in home after care is essential. In Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and the rest of Orange County, Competent Caregiving is the top choice for at-home treatment and care after leaving the hospital.

When you’ve been in the hospital or a short- or long-term care facility, getting home is always a welcome step. However, when you or someone you care for returns home, there’s often an adjustment period. Tasks may not be as easy, either for the patient or the caregiver. Every-day, seemingly simple chores and personal care may be much more difficult while healing.

Preparing for Home After Care

If you need to prepare a living space at your home for a convalescing person, here are a few things to consider:

Equipment

Does your loved one need a hospital bed, portable commode, shower chair, oxygen or other medical equipment?

 Supplies

Are skin care products, diapers or disposable gloves needed?

 Space

Is the space navigable for a loved one using a cane, walker or wheelchair? Do I need to make space for a hospital bed or move a bedroom to a lower floor? Where will medications be stored? Is there a space to track appointments, medication schedules or other necessary medical information?

 Diet

What required foods and vitamins are necessary to ensure that the discharge plan is followed properly?

 Medication
What medications are needed and how will they be obtained?

In addition to preparing the home, it’s also important that a home after care plan include what a patient may need or a caregiver needs to look for, including symptoms that should be reported immediately, if there are any limitations on activity or day-to-day care (such as bathing, lifting or using stairs), and if the patient can be left alone.

In-home caregiving

In Orange County, in-home caregiving ensures that your loved one receives the proper attention and care necessary to stay safe. Choosing a comprehensive caregiving service, such as Competent Care, gives you the peace of mind that the myriad needs are being met.

At Competent Care, our trained in-home caregivers have extensive experience working with patients and their families to provide the necessary support that maintains dignity and independence. Among the many in-home caregiving services we provide are:

  • Bathing, toileting, dressing and grooming
  • Meal preparation and nutrition monitoring
  • Medication reminders
  • Light housekeeping
  • Help with pet care
  • Grocery shopping
  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • Companionship

Our caregivers also provide family members and friends with respite time, which is vitally important for the provider and the patient. Our caregivers let you recharge and rest, knowing your loved one is in good hands.

We take great pride in making sure our clients receive the best care and attention. All of our caregivers are supervised by registered nurses. Caregivers undergo rigorous background checks and training. When you need caregiving services for someone important to you in Costa Mesa or Newport Beach, turn to Competent Caregiving.

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