Visiting angels caregiver helping two seniors with transitional care after hospital visit

Ready-Set-Go Home:
Transitional Care in Clearwater Helps Avoid Hospital Re-admissions

When an elderly loved one is hospitalized it can be very stressful. Your loved one may be scared and in pain. Family members often take off work to be with their hospitalized loved one. Hospital stays are costly and often put a financial strain on seniors or their families. It is no wonder families look forward to their loved one's discharge. Unfortunately, your loved one is not automatically in the clear once they are discharged from the hospital. Approximately 1 in 5 Medicare recipients will be re-admitted to the hospital within the first 30 days. Thankfully, Visiting Angels® Clearwater can help. Our referrals for non-medical transitional care can assist your loved one upon discharge, enabling them to continue their recovery at home. 

One of the top reasons why hospital readmissions occur is because of an inability to follow discharge instructions. Seniors may have trouble taking medications properly, meaning at the right times or in the correct doses. Elderly patients may have issues with follow-up appointments and therapies. Your loved one may have a physician prescribed meal plan they need to follow. There are countless reasons why some seniors struggle to have a successful transition from hospital to home. Ready-Set-Go-Home care, or transitional care, referrals from Visiting Angels Clearwater can assist your loved one in these areas and help them avoid the additional expense of hospital readmission. 

Referrals for Non-Medical Assistance Upon Discharge

Visiting Angels Clearwater provides valuable transitional care referrals to seniors throughout the area, allowing them to successfully recover from their hospital stay. Your non-medical assistance may include:

  • Walking assistance and transferring
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Medication reminders and monitoring
  • Assistance with follow up appointments

Transitional care referrals from Visiting Angels Clearwater can provide your family with peace of mind. Your loved one will feel more secure knowing they have a professional caregiver assisting with their recovery and you will be able to relax and focus on your regular routines. 

Getting Started with Transitional Care

It is easy to get started with transitional care when you call Visiting Angels Clearwater. If your loved one is currently in the hospital, we can visit them upon request or meet with the hospital's discharge planner to help ensure a smooth transition. We can also provide you with a copy of our discharge planning guide which is filled with valuable information. 

Call Visiting Angels Clearwater today to learn more about our transitional care referrals and how they can help your loved one.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.