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Getting Healthy Before Getting Moving

Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates in Shelter Island NY

One of the major hurdles people face when recovering from pneumonia is tempering their enthusiasm to get back into the normal routine of life. When a senior has been hospitalized due to pneumonia, he or she might feel great once they’re set to be discharged. That’s kind of the goal.

Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates in Shelter Island NY

Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates in Shelter Island NY

Doctors monitor pneumonia closely, especially for those men, women, and children, who may be at extra risk with regard to this type of illness. The pay close attention to vital statistics, how their body seems to be reacting to antibiotics, and aren’t going to discharge someone until they’re confident they are on the right road to recovery.

That doesn’t mean the recovery is complete.

‘On the road to recovery’ means just that: a person is on the right path, but they hadn’t completely recovered just yet. What happens far too often when it comes to pneumonia is a person is feeling better, so they start back into their normal routine of life.

They start cleaning, cooking, they start taking care of the property, they start going for walks, and much more. What they can inadvertently do in these types of situations is allow the virus or bacteria to get a firm hold once again in their body. That can make it extremely difficult to eradicate completely the second time around, especially if the virus or bacteria has developed resistance to the body’s immune system or the antibiotics used initially.

In the fight to reduce hospital readmission rates and promote a more positive and healthy recovery for people dealing with pneumonia, doctors and hospital administrative staff admonish their patients upon discharge to avoid extraneous activity.

You need to get healthy before you get moving.

This is a simple mantra to remember when it comes to pneumonia recovery. Before getting moving, before starting to take part in various activities, to work around the house, or anything else, rest and make sure to overcome the pneumonia completely.

If the senior doesn’t have the right support at home, he or she will be more likely to get moving before they get healthy. That’s why it’s a good idea, even though family members may be willing and able to help, to consider home care support services.

A home care aide can provide the support, reminders, and encouragement a senior needs to stay healthy and recover from this bout of pneumonia as efficiently and effectively as possible. It is, arguably, the best option for all seniors dealing with pneumonia.

If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring professional home care to reduce hospital readmission rates in Shelter Island, NY, call the caring staff at Artful Home Care today at 631-685-5001.

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Beth McNeill-Muhs

Beth McNeill-Muhs has been an active member of the East End community since 1998. After graduating from Long Island University in Southampton, Beth began working with some of the Hamptons most prominent living artists and developed affiliations with the communities leading creative arts organizations and institutions, such as the Guild Hall Museum, Parrish Art Museum, Watermill Center and more. After many years in the field of fine art Beth began to understand the importance of art as a tool for healing, as well as an opportunity to engage the mind and transform the way we live and think.

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