Patients Who Refuse Home Health More Likely to be Readmitted

Published 06/12/2017

A recent article in Home Healthcare News notes that patients who refuse home health care services after being discharged from a hospital may be at higher risk of being readmitted. The article is based on a study from the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation and the United Hospital Fund (UHF).  The mission of a quality home health agency is to keep patients not only as independent as possible at home, but to avoid unscheduled hospital admissions. Readmission rates vary by diagnosis, with COPD patients returning to an acute care facility at a much high rate than other types of...

Tags: home care, hospital discharge, hospital readmittance

Orthopedic Home Rehab Program for Total Joint Replacements

Published 05/11/2017

Orthopedic Home Rehab Program for Total Joint Replacements (THR/TKR and Makoplasty) Julie A. Polseno, MSPT Regional Rehabilitation Director, Care Resource LLC Objective: To objectively measure the efficacy of home rehabilitation (Nursing/PT/OT) on improving functional patient outcomes and satisfaction and reducing health care costs associated with longer lengths of stay in acute hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and hospital readmissions. Additionally, to statistically measure the value of the pre-operative home PT visit at reducing SNF stays following acute hospitalization for Total Hip Replacement and Total/Partial Knee Replacement surgeries. We used data collected by home care clinicians (Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Registered Nurses) for patients who...

Tags: Orthopedic Rehab, Orthopedic Rehab Outcome Study Results

Staff Spotlight: Meet Lenore Costa, RN, CNA Supervisor

Published 06/02/2016

Here at Care Resource, we have a special relationship with our patients.  The nursing and rehab staff at Care Resource enter the homes of our patients to provide care and treatment.  We get to know our patients on a first name basis, speaking over the phone and as we make delivery of supplies and equipment.  Our staff interact with our patients on a very personal level- learning about their interests, preferences, and help to make their lives more comfortable as they adapt and mend at home.  Our patients open their homes to us, and and many times, their hearts....

Tags: CNA, Home Care

Back on his Feet and Back to Work

Published 05/26/2016


Tags: Home Rehab, Physical Therapy, Success Story

Patient Success: Post-Operative Rehab at Home

Published 03/01/2016

Our latest Success Story from a young woman who received skilled nursing and physical therapy at home following a hip joint replacement. With home rehabilitation from Care Resource following her surgery, she has improved drastically in all areas including walking, stair climbing, and more.