Posted by: Bert Copple | January 12, 2011

Study Shows Home Care After Hip Surgery May Aid Survival

Elderly patients’ chances of survival following hip surgery are higher if they receive home care, according to Canadian researchers.

Researchers looked at more than 11,000 men and women age 65 and older who had partial hip surgery and found that those who received home care after leaving the hospital were 43 percent less likely to die within three months after their surgery than those who didn’t receive home care, Health Day reports.

According to the study, less than 16 percent of the elderly patients who were discharged home after the surgery received home care.

The study also found that men were more likely than women to die and that patients hospitalized longer had higher survival rates.

This indicates perhaps that receiving this care may depend on availability, rather than need of the service,” said Dr. Elham Rahme of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center in Montreal.

This study is just another sign that extra help at home for seniors can be necessary to their health. Home health care can only bring benefits to you and your loved one who may be in need. It can remove much stress from your busy life as well as bring peace of mind, knowing that your loved one is in good hands.

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