A team of researchers concluded that caregiver support at home (family or otherwise) decreases the rate of hospital readmissions among the elderly. Their findings are documented in www.AdvancesInNursingScience.com.
Our findings at Hanson Services, aren’t scientific, but come the to same conclusion. Self-care supported by family and/or our caregivers leads to recovery instead of readmission to the hospital.
More than just physical support, our clients benefit from the social support of having someone who is invested in their well-being. We are communicators when our client can’t speak, or is too tired to talk; we are a means for doctor visits, note taking, and medicine runs; we are cheerleaders for clients struggling through rehabilitation; and we are dog walkers, pet feeders, and litter box changers when needed. We also facilitate a good night’s sleep, by being awake and alert just in case we are needed.
Rest and peace of mind are crucial for recovery. At least that’s what we believe at Hanson Services. We don’t have scientific data and a study to back us up, but millions of hours caring for hundreds of clients counts for something.