Some Seniors Just Want To Be Left Alone, Which Can Lead To Problems

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Refusing home health care after a hospitalization puts patients at risk of a difficult, incomplete or slower-than-anticipated recovery. Without these services, older adults’ odds of being readmitted to the hospital within 30 or 60 days double, according to one study.

Refusing home health care after a hospitalization puts patients at risk of a difficult, incomplete or slower-than-anticipated recovery. Without these services, older adults’ odds of being readmitted to the hospital within 30 or 60 days double, according to one study.

Some Seniors Just Want To Be Left Alone, Which Can Lead To Problems
By Judith Graham
Almost 30 percent of patients leaving the hospital don’t want home health care services, which often leads to readmissions and other health issues.

Read article courtesy of Kaiser Health News.