We, at Miller Home Care, have tailored our transition services to be on a simple motto; “With You Every Step of the Way”. The transition from hospital to home can be filled with many unknowns for the family and your loved one who is getting discharged. Our services a customized to eliminate the uncertainties by working in conjunction with the discharge plan to ensure a comfortable transition home (be it an assisted or independent living facility).
The success of a transition home depends on early planning to ensure the before, during, and after issues are fully addressed. It thus demands an elaborate and organized plan that includes sorting, packing, and labeling of the patient’s belongings, and the setting up of the new place of residence before the discharged senior arrives. We ensure that we achieve these by focusing on three issues:
The ‘Before the Move’ Preparations
During this initial phase of the transition services, our Senior Helpers acquaint themselves with the new place of residence and get to know the other occupants. After this, the caregivers will have schedule plan based on the set date of discharge to ensure that important things such as personal belongings, food, and other important activities are accounted for before the patient arrived. The caregiver will also schedule visitations to the facility.
The ‘During the Move’ Preparations
This part of the transition services entails the setting up and organizing of patient’s wardrobe to make it easy to find what to wear. The same applies to the other personal belongs such as pictures and mementos. The caregiver will also review the ‘before the move’ preparations to ensure nothing is off and will also develop a meal plan for the patient’s first week back at home.
The ‘After the Move’ Preparations
In this stage of the preparations, the transition services will focus on giving the patient a comfortable stay at home. The first two to three days back home are very critical, and the caregiver will be present to ensure all is well while providing day and night care during those first few days. The caregivers will also review the patients belong to ensure nothing was left behind and if there is anything the patient needs. If all goes well and the patient is settling in okay, the caregiver can allow visitations and general interactions between the patients and family and friends.