Transitional Elderly Care in Las Vegas, NV
Find out how transitional elderly care can help seniors avoid a return trip to the hospital.
There are nearly 50 million seniors in the United States and that number is increasing every year. The United States Census Bureau expects the number to be close to 100 million by 2050. As the senior population grows, the number of age-related injuries and illnesses is expected to increase as well. This means that our nation's hospitals, which are already overcrowded, are going to need to find a way to accommodate a growing number of hip replacements, auto accidents, cancers, respiratory and cardiac disorders, dementia, and so forth.
How Can Transitional Elderly Care Help Seniors in Paradise, NV?
In addition to the growing need for hospital and other medical services, there are other challenges that accompany an aging American population. For example, what happens to seniors after they are discharged from the hospital?
Currently, only half of seniors report having family or friends that can provide care and support in the event of an illness or emergency. This number is expected to decrease over the next few decades as more and more Americans are entering their elder years single and/or without children.
The lack of proper elderly care after a hospital discharge is one of the primary reasons that nearly one in four seniors are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of and another 10 percent within 60 days. One study listed in Northwestern Medicine reported that "seniors were 54 percent more likely to be readmitted to the hospital compared to patients younger than 65 years".
Comfort Keepers transitioning home care ensures seniors receive the physical and emotional support they need to properly recover at home. In addition to traditional elderly care supports, transitioning home care focuses on medication management, personal care, and transportation support. Comfort Keepers transitioning home care also offers specialized services for seniors with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Many seniors do not have the support they need to effectively and safely transition from the hospital to the home. Thankfully, with Comfort Keepers transitional elderly care, your senior loved one will. For more information, contact a senior home care coordinator today.
Comfort Keepers Home Care is proud to serve the following areas of Nevada:
Office Location: 9402 Del Webb Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89134