The majority of people who leave the hospital after an extended stay are not in perfect health and still need some additional time to recover. This is especially true for aging adults, and it is important that caregivers take certain preparations to ensure that their loved one is safe once they come home, according to Caring.com.
Caregivers should be a part of the discharge process so that they understand exactly what brought their loved one to the hospital, what signs and symptoms they have to look out for and find exact directions with their medications, the media outlet reports.
In some situations, after a hospital visit, it may be wise for the aging loved ones to move into a community or assisted living facility where they can receive the proper care that they need while spending time with their peers.
According to Maple Ridge News, if a caregiver feels as if their loved ones are not ready to move, they can hire a home care health provider if needed or just look after them themselves while they decide which retirement living community will be best for them.