For the longest time, I also have been telling my clients and their families avoid to be sent to the hospital, stay away from hospitals at all costs. I call a hospital a germ house, not to say that hospitals aren’t clean or disinfected, they are. When you reach a certain age, say 65 or older there is a bigger chance of hospital readmissions.
When your discharge paper is assigned no one tells you the huddles and hardship that come after discharge. April A.A.R.P bulletin to read more about hospital readmission, the article crunches some very heavy numbers., they also share many precautions and few websites such as medicare.gov/hospitalcompare; qualitycheck.org; leapfroggroup.org, do your homework. For even more detailed information go to acep.org/geda.