Hospital-to-Home Cuts Readmission Rate by 30%
In 2016, Lexington Medical Center launched a hospital-to-home partnership with Right at Home Columbia, SC, offering up to 20 hours of non-medical home care services to patients within the first 30 days of discharge from the hospital. A review in 2019 showed that the program successfully reduced readmission rate by 30%. Read the full story on Home Health Care News.
“We tailor services to what the needs are, because people are sometimes pretty sick when they get discharged,” says Charles Brown, owner of Right at Home Columbia, SC. “The needs (for hospital-to-home transitional care programs) are higher at home than 10 years ago.”
“The idea is to provide patients with additional support,” adds Mike Brown, VP of operations at Right at Home Columbia, SC. “They (Lexington Medical Center) came in with an open mind… and is willing to put resources behind something like this (RightTransition Program), the results are fantastic.”
Read the full story from Columbia Business Monthly to find out more about the program!
Making the Move from Hospital to Home Easier
Hospital readmission can be dramatically reduced by identifying and assisting the most fragile patients as they are discharged. With the Coordination of the Hospital Navigators, Home Health Agencies, and Right at Home's caregivers, patients experience a smooth and seamless transition after being discharged from the hospital.
As Lexington Medical Center’s non-medical home care provider for the transitional care program, Right at Home provides professional caregivers on to assist patients in their homes. This allows patients to safely recover and regain strength during the first 30 days after discharge all while being in the comfort of their own home.
Care Transitions: Easing the Transition Home
Right at Home's senior care provides in-home care for thousands of people across the United States. Many of the people in our care are trying to make the easiest transition possible from a healthcare facility to their home. Right at Home can assist patients with managing medications, scheduling medical follow-up appointments and completing activities of daily living.
How Care Transitions Work
Once the initial orders for discharge have been placed, a Right at Home Care Manager will initiate the Hospital to Home care assessment. A dedicated team of home care aids are then scheduled to assist the patient after discharge from the hospital. The Lexington Medical Center Foundation will fund up to 20 hours of non-medical in home care within the first 30 days of discharge from Lexington Medical Center.
No Cost to Participate
There is no cost to participate in the Lexington Medical Center’s Hospital to Home program.
Our non-medical home care model includes services necessary to help patients transition safely out of a facility, including:
- Coordinating communication between providers
- Frequent follow-ups with families and discharge planners
- Medication reminders
- Transportation to physician appointments
- Preparing Meals
- Running errands
- Keeping homes clean and safe
- Light Housekeeping
From activities of daily living to hospice care support, Right at Home is a DHEC Licensed and a Joint Commission (JCAHO) Accredited home care agency that provides individualized non-medical care based on the patient’s needs.
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