Welcoming a loved one home after a hospitalization is both a relief and scary. Whether you’re a partner, an adult child or a close family member, the responsibility of post-hospitalization care can make you feel like you need a nursing, psychology and medical degree rolled up into one.

That’s where BETER Care, standing for Beyond the ER, comes to the rescue, guiding not just the patient but their whole family through the recovery process with empathy and expertise.

BETER Care Through a Loved One’s Eyes

Watching a loved one struggle through recovery can be heart-wrenching. You want to do everything in your power to ease their pain and fast-track the healing process. However, the complexity of medical needs, combined with any adjustments required at home, can be overwhelming. Especially, if you have your own medical issues, family obligations and work schedule to juggle. BETER Care steps in as an extension of you, giving you peace of mind that every detail of your loved one’s recovery is taken care of.

From the moment you’re introduced to BETER Care, it feels like a burden is lifted. Knowing that your loved one won’t just be sent home with a list of instructions but will be supported by a comprehensive, tailored care plan changes everything, even increasing the odds he or she won’t be re-hospitalized. It’s about more than medical care; it’s the reassurance that they’re being looked after with the same care and attention you would give.

Did you know? The weeks following hospitalization remain a particularly challenging time for patients. Approximately 1 in 5 patients experience adverse events such as adverse drug events (ADEs) and hospital-related complications during this period.13 Unfortunately, readmission to the hospital after discharge is common—nearly 20% of hospitalized older Medicare patients will be readmitted within 30 days.1

The Little Things That Mean Everything

When you’re devoted to standing by our loved one’s side, it’s comforting to know BETER Care staff handles all the little things that make all the difference. We help ensure the patient is coming home to a safe, adapted environment where mobility isn’t a day-to-day challenge but a manageable aspect of recovery.

It’s the relief of knowing that medication management, physical therapy and even simple daily tasks are in capable hands, allowing you to focus on being there for emotional support rather than stressing over the logistics of care.

BETER Care Can Guide the Way Back to Independence

One of the most comforting aspects of BETER Care is its approach to post-hospitalization care, designed to support your loved one in reclaiming independence. Starting with 24/7 support and gradually tapering down from there builds confidence during recovery. This plan not only provides the comprehensive support needed but also matches your loved one’s pace. Watching a loved one regain their independence is a source of comfort and pride.

The Peace of Mind BETER Care Brings

Choosing BETER Care means trusting your loved one’s recovery to a team that values their well-being as much as you do. It’s the peace of mind that comes from knowing they are not just another patient, but a loved family member whose recovery is supported every step of the way. It means being able to breathe easier, focus on other aspects of your life, sleep a little better and spend quality time with your loved one, knowing that the technical and medical aspects of care are in professional, caring hands.

For families and partners, BETER Care is more than a service—it’s a partnership, offering not just medical support but a caring, empathetic approach that lightens the load for everyone involved in the recovery process. It’s about making the return home from hospital less about overcoming challenges and more about healing.

The Right In-Home Post-Hospital Care Helps Keep Patients from Being Re-Admitted

Recovery is not just a physical process but an emotional one, for both the patient and his or her loved ones. The more detailed, thorough and compassionate post-hospitalization care is, the better chance the patient won’t be re-admitted to the hospital. And that’s everybody’s goal.

Our BEYOND THE ER (BETER) Care Package 

Our BETER Care Package is designed to help with transitions from hospital, ER or rehab to home. The package addresses any uncertainties and provides a safety net while we slowly transition your loved one to increasing levels of independence.

Our tapered 30-day plan, starting with 24/7 care for 1 week and gradually decreasing the hours per day each week for 4 weeks, increases the likelihood of success at home. This plan includes nursing oversight and support on a weekly basis, personal care services, assistance with prescribed physical therapy treatments, transportation to follow up appointments, light housekeeping to keep up with laundry and other household chores and cleaning out and restocking the refrigerator after a stint away from home.

Interested in more information or a free in-home evaluation? Just contact us.