My Elderly Loved One is in the Hospital, What Happens Next?
When our elderly loved one has to go to the hospital, it can be due to a routine procedure, surgery, fall, Infections and a number of other possible conditions.
Your elderly loved ones get medical treatment they need while in the hospital and may not be ready to go home even when the hospital says they are ready. With everything that happens while your loved one is in the hospital, it is easy to overlook what is going to happen next after they are discharged.
What Happens After My Loved One Leaves the Hospital?
Care Coordination between hospitals and transitioning to home with In-Home Care, an Assisted Living Facility, a Long Term care Facility or a Skilled Nursing Facility.
If the senior qualifies for short term rehab, Medicare or their Advantage Plan will cover short term rehab days.
Medicare may cover anywhere from 7 to 21 days depending on whether they continue to improve and their insurance provider. After that, there is no coverage through Medicare.
Some commonly experienced scenarios Include:
- Return Home with In-Home Care
- Transition to a community, assisted living, independent living, memory care or group home. Costs can vary and can be a short term or a permanent move.
- If someone does not have resources, Medicaid will pay for them to stay in a Skilled Nursing Facility. Beware, the state will take your personal assets to cover your care, even after your death.
Understanding your needs as well as your options is very personal depending on your care needs, support situation and financial situation.
To determine the right option for your elderly loved one, Call Alliance Senior Care today to assist with the discharge planning process.
To get started with In-Home Care can help improve your loved ones’ quality of life, call Alliance Senior Care at 248-274-2170. It’s not just In-Home Care, it is Integrated Care.
Home Care Services are an excellent resource for family caregivers and seniors alike.
Alliance Senior Care Home Care services offer a wide range of services providing healthcare, daily living assistance, transportation to and from Doctor’s appointments and tailored care services for additional circumstances.