Preventing hospitalisation for seniors: free booklet

Hospitals save lives. However, you’d be hard pressed to find many people that want to spend more time than necessary there.

For older people in particular, being admitted to hospital presents a risk in itself – from acquiring infections, muscle wastage through time spent in a hospital bed and the stress of being in an unfamiliar environment.

For people aged 80 years and over, 10 days spent in a hospital bed equates to 10 years of muscle wasting.

But preventive measures can help keep our loved ones out of hospital as they age.

At Home Instead, we want to make sure that our older generation have the right support to live as well as they can, if possible from the comfort of their own home. We believe that with the right care, the number of unnecessary hospital admissions can be reduced.

We have produced this free booklet for you, it details:

· Warning signs that your loved one is at risk of hospitalisation
· How home care can help keep older people well to avoid hospital visits
· Advice for returning home for older people if they do have a hospital stay.

It can be difficult for family members to stay in control of the health of their ageing parents. This is particularly the case if you don’t live near them. That’s where Home Instead can help.

We provide home care services that are tailored to your parents needs and yours. Your parent may need companionship, or help preparing meals and cleaning, or someone to take them to their medical appointments. We will listen to their and your needs to create a bespoke solution for your loved one and your family.

The support we can provide will reduce the risk of accidents by helping your ageing parents cope with day-to-day tasks that they are no longer able to perform. And their ability to stay at home and be independent is extended as a result of this extra help.

If you would like to find out more, please contact us today. You can arrange a free care consultation with us to discuss your needs and the type of support you are looking for.

For more information on preventing hospitalisation, view our e-brochure here.