Professional Home Care Company Announces AreYouReadyForHome.com

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In an effort to reduce the growing problem of hospital readmissions, Home Care Assistance releases a free post-hospitalization information guide

AreYouReadyForHome.com

Are You Ready To Come Home From The Hospital is a great tool and resource for anyone who wants to better understand the transition from hospital to home, said Maura Barillo, RN, Director of Nursing.

Home Care Assistance, North America’s leading provider of in-home senior care, is proud to announce the launch of their informational website Are You Ready To Come Home From The Hospital, a guide to the post-hospitalization process for patients and their families. Inspired by conversations with clients who have transitioned from a hospital setting back into their own homes, the hands-on informational guide was created after Home Care Assistance witnessed a significant number of clients becoming overwhelmed by the transition from hospital to home.

"Home Care Assistance wants to serve not only as the nation's premiere home care provider, but also as a friend in the community, educating people about home care,” said Maura Barillaro, RN, Director of Nursing, Home Care Assistance. "Are You Ready To Come Home From The Hospital is a great tool and resource for anyone who wants to better understand the transition from hospital to home."

Are You Ready To Come Home From The Hospital features in-depth informational sections that offer guidelines for each phase of the transition process. From preparing a home setting for patient needs to scheduling a daily routine, the site offers a comprehensive step-by-step guide from the hospital discharge process into the recovery phase.

Each section was developed based upon conversations and information from local geriatric care experts, medical professionals and care managers, whose expert advice is supplemented with a resource-filled bibliography.

Home Care Assistance also took the unprecedented step of offering customized information for specific and common conditions. In consultation with experts, the company assembled patient guides based around common hospitalizations - stroke, fracture, pneumonia and congestive heart failure - which are free for download as PDFs from the informational site. These guides feature important advice for older patients who may need extra support as they move from hospital to home.

The company hopes this informational effort will assist both individual patients in making their care decisions while also tackling the growing problem of hospital readmissions, a costly dilemma for many hospital systems across the country.

With Are You Ready To Come Home From The Hospital, Home Care Assistance seeks to serve not only as the nation's premiere home care agency, but also as an educational resource for healthy decision-making.

For more information about Home Care Assistance, visit http://www.HomeCareAssistance.com or call 1-866-454-8345.

ABOUT HOME CARE ASSISTANCE

Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of home care for seniors across the United States and Canada. Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in Live-In care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. A 2011 Franchise500® Company, Home Care Assistance has received numerous industry awards including Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise Business Review’s Top 50. For more information about Home Care Assistance, our services and franchise opportunities, visit homecareassistance.com or franchise.homecareassistance.com.

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