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How home healthcare after a hospital discharge improves lives of the elderly.
90% of Doctors think home healthcare reduces ‘unnecessary hospitalizations’.
When it comes to healthcare it is always a good idea to listen to the doctors, the true specialists of the field. When you are assessing the need of home care, doctors are great for giving you the right insights. They know what helps and what doesn’t. A recent study wanted to assess the opinions of doctors about home healthcare and the results will surprise you.
When asked why they are interested in home healthcare, 90% of them said one of the top three motivators they had for supporting home healthcare was the reduction of unnecessary hospitalization. There are many patients who just need to be looked after by a trained person. They don’t need to be in the hospital, away from all their loved ones. They don’t need to occupy a bed in the hospital which can be used for someone else. All they need is regular checkups, and that can be easily done through home healthcare.
Another surprising thing was why doctors didn’t recommend home healthcare. They were asked what was challenging about home healthcare and what stopped them from recommending home healthcare. In reply to this question, 77% of the doctors listed unavailability of home healthcare services as one of their top challenges. They wanted to recommend home healthcare to patients but there just weren’t any services around them.
This just reaffirms our beliefs that home healthcare is the future and we need to grow it as much as we can.