How can home care help after a hospitalization?

Q: I was told that when my dad leaves the hospital he’ll need services at home with home care. I don’t even know where to start! Help!


Often time’s discharges can sneak up on you, but I am so glad your doctor suggested home care as a plan for providing a safe transition home and extra support as your dad recovers from his hospital stay, whether it was from surgery or an illness. A safe transition home after hospitalization can help prevent re-hospitalization in the future. It will also give you peace of mind that your dad is well-cared for and safe, which will hopefully relieve some stress for you too. Our Freedom Home Care Registered Nurses can help your dad return home safely by working closely with the hospital discharge planner to make sure a plan of care is set up to support him when he may be in a weakened state post hospitalization. They can also help him manage his medications. Our caregivers can pick him up from the hospital, bring him home, pick up groceries and then support his needs in the home. Some of these things may include personal cares, help with prescribed exercises to regain strength, help with mobility, cooking, cleaning and more. We’d be happy to come up to the hospital to meet with your family about services and answer any questions you may have. You can contact us at Freedom Home Care at 507.387.4663 or you can find out more on our website at


Christine Nessler
Owner/Community Outreach