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From Hospital to Home Care: A Step by Step Guide to Providing Care to Patients Post Hospitalization

By Staff Editor
Feb 15, 2012 - 3:19:38 PM

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( - Palo Alto, CA - February 15, 2012 - Home Care Assistance, North America's leading provider of in-home care, is excited to announce From Hospital to Home Care: A Step by Step Guide to Providing Care to Patients Post Hospitalization, the latest book in its senior health and wellness series. The book is the centerpiece of Home Care Assistance's innovative Hospital to Home Care Program. Hospital to Home Care is a long-term partnership between Home Care Assistance and leading medical institutions to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions through consumer education on post-hospitalization care.

"The post-hospitalization transition can be a source of tremendous anxiety for patients and their
families," said Lily Sarafan, co-author and President of Home Care Assistance. "Patients need to
adjust to the recovery process while families are often thrown into caregiving roles for the first
step. Our goal is to provide families with the resources and information they need to ensure a
high quality of care for the patient."

From Hospital to Home Care provides a comprehensive overview of the discharge process and
the challenges associated with every step in the transition from the hospital to the home. The
book distills recommendations from experts and outcomes-based research in terms that are
relatable and actionable for patients and their families.

"From Hospital to Home Care will take away so much of the uncertainty related to the hospital
discharge process," said Sarafan. "It is so important for families to know that they have options -
continuing care, community organizations, professional caregivers and more. The resources are
already in place for us to dramatically reduce hospital readmissions; the key is arming families
with that knowledge."

About the book:
From Hospital to Home Care by Kathy Johnson, James Johnson, Lily Sarafan
ISBN: 978-1467501804
Publisher: Home Care Press
Date of publish: January 2012
Pages: 166
S.R.P.: $17.95

For more information about the discharge process and resources that will help ease the transition
from one care setting to another, visit You can also visit or call 1-866-454-8346 for information about home care
services and how expertly trained caregivers can assist with the post-hospitalization discharge

About Home Care Assistance:

Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of home care for seniors across the United States
and Canada. Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with
quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are
distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in
Live-In care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs
of older adults. A 2012 Franchise500® Company, Home Care Assistance has received numerous
industry awards including Entrepreneur's Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise Business
Review's Top 50. For more information about Home Care Assistance, our services and franchise
opportunities, visit or


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