Respiratory diseases, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), can cause serious illness or death. The Five Star Home Health care team implements four key actions to help improve our patients’ conditions.
Assess and Identify Risk Factors - Five Star nurses assess patients thoroughly, attending to medical histories, current conditions, medications, and treatments.
Communicate with Physicians and Related Team Members - Our health care teams contact physicians and related staff immediately regarding new issues and risk factors to provide early intervention.
Patient Education - We actively engage with patients and families to help them understand their treatment regimen and manage their medication. When patients understand, they can participate in their care plan. This is Five Star patient-centered care.
Consistent Follow-Up - We closely monitor the use of therapeutic drugs and patient compliance with treatment. We also consistently remind patients to make their appointments with physicians, which can help reduce hospital readmission.