Preventing Senior Hospitalisations
A stay in the hospital isn't desirable at any age, but it can be especially detrimental for older adults. The biggest fear is that the patient won't return home with the same level of independence as they had before the hospitalisation.
Obviously the best bet is to avoid hospitalisations when possible. Luckily, recent research conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care network in Ireland shows that nearly half of all senior hospitalisations can be prevented. Even better news is that 96.57% of nurses surveyed say that the role family plays is as important as the role played by health care professionals when it comes to preventing senior hospitalisations.