In-Home Pneumonia Care for Elderly Adults

The hospital readmission rates for pneumonia patients are staggering: 18.5% of pneumonia patients1 will return to the hospital within 30 days. The good news is, by addressing the main reasons that patients are readmitted to the hospital, Family & Nursing Care helps keep your loved one safe and in the comfort of his or her own home.

Our specially trained Family & Nursing Care Select Caregivers work closely with our clinical nurses to identify red flags related to nutrition, medical oversight, and mobility, and take appropriate action should a problem arise.

Learn how Washington, D.C. and Maryland home health caregivers can provide support and comfort to older adults with pneumonia.

Pneumonia Patients Receive Quality Care from Skilled Caregivers

  • Prepare meals for the client in accordance with a meal plan set by a doctor, home health nurse, or nutritionist (e.g. low sodium, low cholesterol, low fat, vegetarian, or vegan)
  • Monitor patient’s vital signs
  • Assists with coughing/deep breathing techniques and/or use of spirometer
  • Assists with O2 as prescribed, if being used
  • Take clients to and from follow up doctor visits

Our Caregivers and clients always have access to one of Family & Nursing Care Select’s nurses to discuss any red flag symptoms or changes in condition to address a problem before it becomes an emergency.

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1Diagnosis-specific readmission risk prediction using electronic health data: a retrospective cohort study, US National Library of Medicine