In instances such as these, wSw utilises residential care in offering 24/7 support/supervision and care for a period of time before returning home. wSw always endeavours to utilise premium care facilities close to the patients family and friends network.
Transitional care in these settings may include dressing changes, medication management, oxygen administration, physical therapy, restorative therapy, pain management, monitoring, and more.
Patients who are discharged to a post acute care setting are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital. They are closely monitored for complications or changes in condition, which improves the likelihood of catching new or recurring problems early and treating them in an outpatient (clinic) setting. Post acute care is favourable over a long acute care stay. Post acute settings are more like home and offer more activities and services for long-term stays.
+ Reduced days in hospital
+ Full support of the residential care nursing and allied health team
+ The ability to introduce required health professionals to the recovery plan