Los Angeles-based homecare company 24Hr HomeCare has partered with Uber to help provide a solution to the challenge of safely and efficiently discharging patients from hospital to home.

Prior to this program, hospital patients frequently have had to spend a large amount of money on specialized transportation options or wait until a friend, family member, or other individual was available to take the patient home and care for him or her. Due to this delay in discharge, patients with no medical need to be in the hospital would continue to use hospital resources, but hospitals would not be reimbursed for this unnecessary time, the release explains.

This new collaboration between 24Hr HomeCare and Uber will ensure a more efficient ability to assist patients home as well as receive care in the home. Patients returning home will be able to receive additional support within hours of the initial request, as well as for the additional days of the recovery period after a hospitalization, the release adds.

Driver-partners with uberASSIST are specifically trained by the Open Doors Organization to help riders into vehicles, and can accommodate folding wheelchairs, walkers, and scooters, per the release.

24Hr HomeCare provides professional caregiving services to seniors and the disabled. Services include assistance with personal care, meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, and transportation services.

For more information, visit 24Hr HomeCare.

[Source(s): 24Hr HomeCare, PRWeb]