The Journey to Recovery
We can ease your loved one’s transition from the hospital or rehabilitation facility to home, which can lead to a better, more comfortable recovery.
The time immediately after a hospital stay can be critical to the health and recovery of a loved one. Studies show that the lack of proper support and care following surgery or a serious hospitalization can lead to slower recovery or even readmission to the hospital.
Family members often take on the task of caring for a loved one after a hospital stay but can find they are untrained or ill prepared to meet the physical and emotional challenges of such care. That is why Comfort Keepers® offers services to ease the transition home.
What is Transitioning Care?
Ruth McNaughton, CEO, President and Clinical Director
Each client being discharged from a medical stay will have their specific situation supervised by our President, CEO and Clinical Director, Ruth McNaughton, RN, MHM and BSN. A registered nurse in the state of MA and RI, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Quincy College and a Master’s degree in Health Care Management from Cambridge College, Ruth holds the positions of President, CEO and Clinical Director. Her direct responsibilities include caregiver oversight, client services, assessments and quality assurance. Ruth comes with a long history in the healthcare industry, with over 25 years in the local Plymouth healthcare market and served as Senior Director of Care Coordination at Beth Israel Deaconess Plymouth for nearly 20 years. For the past year Ruth has consulted in RI for hospital case management administration and ACO development. She has also established a Geriatric Care Management practice in the Plymouth area. Her experience and knowledge of the community and its key providers are invaluable in the development of the exceptionally level of quality care that Comfort Keepers is known for.
This specialized care helps ease your loved one’s transition from a hospital stay to the home.
Some of the Home Care services Comfort Keepers can provide includes the following:
- skilled nursing services
- assistance with household activities and responsibilities, including meal preparation, housekeeping, and running errands
- incidental transportation for follow-up visits
- peace of mind for family and friends
- communication with the facility medical team as needed
How Comfort Keepers Can Help
In addition to the customary homemaker/companion and personal care services Comfort Keepers provides, we are able to adapt services to provide a Condition Specific Plan of Care for medical needs such as
- congestive heart failure.
- myocardial infarction (heart attack).
Let Comfort Keepers help guide you safely through the transition process. It offers clients peace of mind and can help with the recovery once your loved one returns home. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help your family member recover.
Do you have any questions about our Transition Care services?
Please call us at 508-746-4800
We'll listen - We'll help.
What is Respite Care?
Known in some countries as “short break” care, respite services provide planned short-term breaks for families and other unpaid caregivers who need time outside the home or to simply take a rest. Respite care helps support and maintain the primary caregiving relationship.Contact Us
How Comfort Keepers Can Help
Respite care services give you time to leave the home for a few hours or even a few days, knowing the one you care for is in good hands. This creates time to
- take care of the errands you never seem to have time for.
- catch up on your shopping.
- attend a support group meeting.
- visit doctor or dentist for routine care.
- give yourself a much-needed rest.
Comfort Keepers respite services can be scheduled for as little as a few hours a week. Additionally, around-the-clock care can be arranged so you can take a longer break to attend a wedding out of town, take a child to college, or go on a much-needed vacation.