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Avoiding preventable hospital readmissions

According to data provided by Medicare, nearly one in five patients who leave the hospital are readmitted within the next month. Additionally, it was revealed that 75 percent of readmissions are preventable. To try and avoid preventable readmissions, Medicare produced a checklist that patients can rely on when they are preparing to end their hospital stay. Therefore, it’s important to keep these items in mind during discharge: 1. Ask where you will get care after discharge. Do you have options (like home health care)? Be sure you tell the staff what you prefer. 2. If a caregiver will be helping
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6 ways Freedom Home Care helps you get back home

There’s nothing better than sleeping in your bed or being in the comfort of your own home. After a hospital stay, however, getting back home can be quite the big task. Therefore, getting re-acclimated and settled in can sometimes require help from others. And that’s where Freedom Home Care Home can help. The FHC Sweet Home Program was put in place to make the return home so much easier. It was designed to assist patients and their families transitioning from any environment back to their personal place of residence. Here are six ways that FHC’s in-home caregivers can help: 1.
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