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Hospital Transition to Home Care

Aaron Home Care was born from a passion to make a difference in the lives of seniors. Our top priority is providing the best non-medical home care. Whether you’ve just begun thinking about home care solutions or you’re ready to schedule a consultation, we’re here and ready to help.

As a California-licensed, bonded and insured Home Care Agency, all our caregivers are trained and registered as Home Care Aides. The Aaron Home Care team is dedicated to serving clients, 24/7/365. Rest assured knowing that our clients and the caregivers that are attending them are fully supported round-the-clock.

What is Post-Hospital Home Care?

After a hospital discharge, you or your loved one will need to carefully follow all of the instructions from your healthcare provider.

  • If you have a question about your follow-up care, call to ask.
  • If you’re concerned about problems, make sure to call with questions. This can help prevent problems from getting worse.
  • Make sure to keep all of your follow-up appointments.
  • When you go to an appointment, be ready to tell your healthcare provider how you have been feeling.
  • Bring copies of any test results.
  • Ask questions about any part of your recovery or care.
  • You may have been given important instructions to follow, such as weighing yourself daily or doing certain exercises to speed your recovery.

Let family members, friends, and care professionals from Aaron Home Care be a part of your recovery after discharge.

  • They will pick up medications or take you to appointments.
  • They will remember things that you forget about symptoms, problems, or questions you want to ask.
  • This will help you ensure a smoother recovery after discharge.

How Does Home Care Help After a Senior Is Discharged from the Hospital or Rehabilitation?

Whether your loved one had surgery, is recovering from an accidental fall, or has been hospitalized for any reason, our staff can provide support to your loved one when no other family caregiver is available to care for the individual.

This service can occur in the hospital, rehab facility, assisted living facility, and/or the home. We will provide peace of mind to the patient and their family during this temporary time of need.

Post-Discharge Home Care Services Include:

  • Companionship
  • Transportation home from facility (if requested)
  • Light housekeeping
  • Linen changes
  • Laundry
  • Tidying of kitchen and bath
  • Meal preparation
  • Medication pick-up
  • Medication reminders
  • Pet care


Our highly trained and qualified caregivers will help ensure safety and help preserve dignity with any combination of these more extensive personal care services:

  • Help with bathing
  • Help with dressing
  • Grooming/Hair Care
  • Shaving assistance
  • Hygiene assistance
  • Toileting assistance

Providing exceptional Hospital Transition to Home Care for seniors and families in La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Point Loma, San Diego, UTC, La Mesa, Chula Vista, Coronado, Bonita, Eastlake and surrounding communities.

Hospital Transition to Home Care in San Diego, CA by Aaron Home Care

What to Expect from Post-Discharge Home Care

When you come home from the hospital, you might experience some fatigue and general tiredness. You may also notice that you might be feeling pain. This is very common and should not alarm you. It is simply your body’s way of kicking into its healing mode, which helps you to rest.

All your energy can then be saved for healing and recovery. It is very important that when you come home from the hospital, you and your family are aware of the extra help you might need.

If you come from a big family, you already know that well-meaning relatives want to help, but busy schedules often make that difficult. 

Most loved ones would rather spend their time hanging out with you, rather than overseeing your medical needs. This is the perfect time to bring in a qualified caregiver from Aaron Home Care who can free families up to just be a support system.

It is our mission to allow seniors to live at home safely and comfortably by providing the skilled and compassionate caregivers they need.

For over 11 years we’ve been providing compassion driven home care. We specialize in 24-Hour Home Care, Alzheimer’s Care and more.
Hospital Transition to Home Care in San Diego, CA by Aaron Home Care

Hospital Discharge Transition to Home Care

Important Information for Families to Know

When interviewing an agency that provides in-home caregivers, find the answers to these 3 critical questions first. 

  •  Is the agency licensed through the state of California?
  • Are the agency’s caregivers registered home care aides?
  • Is the agency available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year?

Is the agency licensed through the state of California?

All home care organizations state-wide must be approved by the California Home Care Registry. A Home Care Organization (HCO) license ensures the following requirements are met:

  • Valid business license
  • Dedicated office space
  • Hires caregivers as employees, not as independent contractors
  • Has worker’s compensation insurance
  • Has professional, general, and criminal liability insurance

Why It Matters to YOU: 

Home Care Licensure was set up by the state to protect the consumer, and is a requirement of all California Home Care Organizations (HCO)! No agency should be operating without a valid HCO license. 

Furthermore, families who hire private caregivers or choose “referral” agencies unknowingly become “employers,” subject to the all the risk and liabilities that professional insurance protects against, like theft, on-the-job injury, etc.). Without the types of insurance required by state licensure, and without knowing labor law, families could be putting themselves at risk for costly lawsuits, fees, and fines. By choosing a state licensed home care agency, you know you are protected.

Are the agency’s caregivers registered home care aides?

Any working California caregiver, whether hired privately or through an agency, must be registered as a Home Care Aide (HCA) through the state. All registered HCAs are required to:  

  • Register through the state
  • Pass fingerprint/background check by the FBI and Department of Justice
  • Be tested for Tuberculosis
  • Pass a 3-hour safety training before working
  • Complete a 2-hour agency training
  • Pass at least five (5) hours of continuing education for every year they are an active HCA
  • Renew registration every 2 years

Why It Matters to YOU: 

Feel safer knowing that any registered home care aide working in your home will have cleared an extensive government background check, will be free of tuberculosis, and will be adequately and continually trained to perform basic caregiving tasks. This is the bare minimum to be compliant with California regulations. Every individual agency may require more of their caregivers.

Is the agency available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year?

Not all agencies keep the same office hours. Some agencies let voice mail pick up calls after office hours and on weekends. Other agencies forward their phones to an answering service who will relay the messages on. The best agencies will have dedicated care managers on call 24 hours a day ready to help you, right then and there. Find out how accessible agency care managers are.

Why It Matters to YOU: 

Things come up, at all hours of the day and night. When something happens after hours, you or the caregivers in your home will need to talk to someone who can make decisions and take action. Basically, you need an agency who is truly there for you at all times.

Top things to consider when choosing an in-home care provider:

Being Dependable and On-Time: Hiring an experienced in-home care agency is important. An experienced provider will be reliable but will also have a back-up plan when a caregiver is sick. 

Read reviews of the home care agency to see if past clients have been happy. Ask the agency if they have a plan in place for when a caregiver isn’t able to make it to the scheduled visit.

Available Services: Be sure that you understand the home care services that will be provided.

Ask questions. Be your own (or your senior’s) advocate. Follow up after visits if you have questions. Find out what the agency recommends if they are unable to provide certain services.

After Hospital Home Care Services

To help the patient have the easiest possible recovery, a caregiver will be assigned to the patient. Only the physician can help you decide whether or not extended care is needed around the clock.

One of the benefits of having a home caregiver is ensuring that the patient is comfortable, safe, and as pain-free as possible while in our care.

Having post discharge support is key to reducing recovery time and helping the patient return to normal life quickly. Post hospital or rehab support is the best way to ensure that your recovery time is quick and the healthiest option available.

Additional Questions to Ask About Hospital Transition to Home Care Services

Of course, there are other questions you should be asking, but by asking the 3 critical questions first, you will have already covered a lot of ground as far as protecting yourself or your loved one.

Here are other questions to ask home care agencies when you interview them: 

  • Does the agency lock clients into a contract?
  • Is there a minimum for shift-length or minimum hours-per week or month?
  • Does the agency charge for different services, like bathing or supervisory visits?
  • Are caregivers introduced and trained in the home before starting with new clients?
  • What happens when a caregiver calls out sick or cannot attend a scheduled shift?
Aaron Home Care  is the best !! Their caregivers are professional well trained   When you walk into the office you’re always greeted  like family!   – Chris L.

Aaron Home Care is the Answer

Learn how Aaron Home Care can serve you. As a California-licensed, bonded and insured Home Care Agency, all our caregivers are trained and registered as Home Care Aides. The Aaron Home Care staff is dedicated to serving clients, 24/7/365. Rest assured knowing that our clients and the caregivers that are attending them are fully supported round-the-clock.

Additionally, we won’t lock you into a contract, and your schedule can change as your needs change. We offer a flat, hourly-fee for all caregiving services—we don’t “nickel and dime”.

Give us a call 619-880-5522 if you have other questions. We’ve got answers!

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