Questions to Ask the Doctor Before Your Parent is Discharged from the Emergency Room

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Home Care Services in Coral Springs FL: Emergency Room Discharge Questions

Home Care Services in Coral Springs FL: Emergency Room Discharge Questions

A visit to the emergency room is not something you look forward to with your aging loved one. If, however, they suffer an injury or illness severe enough to warrant such a visit, it is important that both of you take steps to ensure they get the maximum benefit from the care they receive while there, and the recovery period after.

One of the most important times of their visit is actually the discharge. This is the culmination of their care at the hospital, but the beginning of the care you’ll give them. Asking the right questions during discharge can help you to make sure your senior gets the level of care they need when they get home, and that you are ready to support them and detect any issues they might experience during this time.


Some questions to ask the doctor before your parent is discharged from the emergency room include:

  • What was their diagnosis?
  • What types of treatments did they receive while in the emergency room?
  • What types of tests did they undergo while in the emergency room?
  • What were the results of the tests?
  • What types of prescriptions were they given?
  • What is the purpose of these prescriptions?
  • What type of care and support will they need after returning home?
  • Will they require any follow-up care?
  • What symptoms are normal for this condition?
  • What symptoms could indicate danger, or would require a return visit to the emergency room?
  • How long should recovery take?

 

How can home care services help?

Having home care as a part of your parent’s recovery efforts after they suffer a serious injury or illness can be a tremendous benefit for them, and for you as their family caregiver. An in-home senior care services provider can step in to fill care gaps that might exist as a result of your schedule or your own physical limitations.

This means even if your parent needs more physical support and assistance than you can physically provide you can still be assured they are in good hands with their home care provider. The personalized services of this provider are designed specifically to meet your senior’s needs so they can recover in the best way possible, and can be extended after their recovery process to support a healthier, safer way of life as they age in place.

If you or a family member are in need of Home Care Services in Coral Springs, FL, call the caring professionals at Star Multi Care today at (954) 870-4770.

Providing service in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Weston, Southwest Ranches, Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Lighthouse Point, and Wilton Manors.

About the author: Stephen Sternbach
Stephen Sternbach has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Star Multi Care Services since 1987. After the sale of the New York and New Jersey operations of Star Multi Care Services, Sternbach brought the company private where he remains President and CEO of this newly developed $22M home healthcare company. With Sternbach at the helm, Star Multi Care Services employs more than 550 employees, in six offices throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales. 1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002. In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies. Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.