"Hospital readmissions are not only detrimental to a patient's mental and physical health and expensive, but they can result in hospital penalization. Readmissions may be the result of inadequate support and supervision following the patient’s discharge orders upon returning home. Having a structured, professional Hospital to Home program like the one offered by Home Care Assistance promises benefits to the patient and the hospital by working in conjunction with the patient's medical team to ensure discharge orders are followed and intervention occurs before a readmission is necessary."
Dr. David B. Carr, MD
Clinical Director, Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science,
Washington University School of Medicine
"I work frequently with older adults. Many need help with activities of daily living, especially meal preparation, so I am excited to learn about the Balanced Care Method™ for caregivers. The information in the training manual about a healthy diet reflects the latest research, and the fact that it is based on the habits of the long-lived elders of Okinawa is very inspiring."
Laurie Steinberg, Registered Dietitian at Stanford School of Medicine
"But beyond creating strengths for elders, families that emphasize Balanced Care will come to work together and understand more clearly how to cope with medical problems and illnesses. The secret is in the strength of the foundation of care. The rest then comes into clearer perspective; complex situations and decision-making during this time of life are better understood and engaged. Home Care Assistance is about foundation-building–for elders, families, supportive friends and, ultimately, for your health care team."
Dr. Dennis McCullough, MD
Author, My Mother, Your Mother
Founder, Slow Medicine Movement in Geriatrics
"Home Care Assistance provides a very high level of service to patients and their families. As health care professionals, we most appreciate the quality and experience of their staff. We look forward to continuing to work with Home Care Assistance."
Nancy Houston Miller, RN, and Kathy Berra, ANP
Nurse Care Managers of The LifeCare Company