When Home Care Assistance and Skilled Nursing Facilities Partner, Patients Benefit from Improved Outcomes and Reduced Readmission Rates
There are several reasons that skilled nursing facilities all over the country choose Home Care Assistance as their preferred home care provider. Not only does Home Care Assistance ensure a proper plan to transition home is in place prior to discharge, but because of their vast resources and connections within the communities they serve, they are able to coordinate DME, hospice, and home health services to ensure continuity in care for your patients. Members of our Care Teams frequently attend Care Meetings with the family member(s) and discharge team prior to the patient transitioning home. Further, upon attending discharge planning meetings, Home Care Assistance's approach is to integrate a holistic approach to care, which includes cognitive stimulation, nutrition, physical activity, a sense of calmness and purpose, and social engagement.
Our Home Care Liaisons can also liaise between hospital and Skilled Nursing Facilities to help with a smooth transition, and can work with your facilities Admissions or Community Relations contact. Skilled Nursing Facility professionals can rely on Home Care Assistance to keep progress on track in the home, which can help to reduce readmission rates for your patients. It’s also a part of our service offering to identify the best fit within our Care Team to attend physical therapy and/or occupational therapy exercises with your patients prior to discharge. This enables us to successfully support the client's continued exercises within their home.