Nearly 20 percent of seniors are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days according to AgingCare.com. Strangely, many are going back for an unrelated health issue as before. Dr. Krumholz, a professor from Yale School of Medicine, suggests that doctors are simply focusing on fixing the problem on hand, but not what happens afterward.
As a result, post-hospital care is very important to help seniors to acclimate to the normal physical health. First, forced bed rests from hospital stays has "deconditioned" the patient, so it is a good idea to get them moving and eating healthy after being discharged. Moreover, one should be ease back into different activities. For example, they might get tired sooner from exercising, or can only handle shorter distance from driving as they recover. Finally, stay vigilant about health complications after a hospital stay. Even though the patient is discharged, the patients and their immune system are still recovering.
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