This month, the American Heart Association discovered that “patients who receive home health care after a heart attack are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days after discharge.”
It’s more important than ever.
We’ve known for a long time that home health is a vital tool helping people transition safely from a hospital admission. But now we can be sure that the service delivers an even bigger impact in preventing readmissions.
And now, the current COVID-19 crisis has forced many people to decide if they should or shouldn’t go to the hospital when experiencing symptoms of a heart attack. While it may seem logical in the moment to avoid hospitals, this decision has lead to even worse outcomes.
Take the Heart Smart Caregiver Challenge!
Would your team recognize the symptoms of a heart attack? Are you prepared to care for patients after discharge from the hospital from a heart attack? What about other heart-related conditions, such as CHF or Stroke?
Download the Heart Smart Caregiver Challenge to find out today!