After Hospital Checkout Older Patients Resist Home Help – And Danger Follows

After Hospital Checkout Older Patients Resist Home Help – And Danger Follows

The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help. So the social worker canceled an order for home health care services. And the patient went back to his apartment without plans for follow-up care in place. When his daughter, Lisa Winstel, found out what had…

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