Visiting Angels caregivers helping seniors avoid hospital readmission with transitional care in Denver

Ready-Set-Go Home: Transitional Care in Denver Helps Avoid Hospital Readmissions

Recovering from a major surgery, illness, or injury can be a difficult process, especially for seniors. That’s why the team at Visiting Angels® Denver offers post-hospital transitional care to seniors in the Denver area through our Ready-Set-Go Home program. Under this program, seniors receive in-home care and support from qualified caregivers during their recovery period. This type of care plays a crucial role in the transition from the hospital back home and can help seniors avoid the risk of re-hospitalization.

Visiting Angels Denver is a proud provider of in-home care services to the west Denver area. Our transitional care services are available to seniors in Denver, CO, as well as nearby Wheat Ridge and the surrounding communities.

Benefits to Non-Medical Transitional Care

After getting discharged from the hospital, many seniors face an uncertain road during recovery. Among those on Medicare, nearly 1 in 5 seniors will be re-hospitalized within a month of their discharge. That risk is even higher for seniors recovering from specific conditions, such as a broken hip or a heart attack.

Reducing the risk of re-hospitalization often comes down to following doctor’s orders during recovery. But without help, this can be difficult or impossible for many seniors. Transitional care services from Visiting Angels Denver ensure that seniors have the assistance they need during recovery. Our caregivers are there as often as you need them to be, providing your loved one with a compassionate helping hand.

Some of the ways our transitional care services help seniors recover after a hospital visit include:

  • Monitoring for signs that seniors are at elevated risk of re-hospitalization.
  • Offering assistance to seniors with day-to-day tasks and activities, such as bathing, toileting, dressing, and/or grooming.
  • Providing mobility and transfer assistance to seniors suffering from limited mobility.
  • Planning and preparing nutritious meals and encouraging lifestyle choices as recommended by your loved one’s doctor.
  • Offering compassion, conversation, and companionship during your loved one’s recovery.

Denver’s Trusted Transitional Care Team

Through the Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care program, Visiting Angels Denver takes a three-prong approach to providing recovery care.

  1. At the hospital — During your loved one’s hospital stay, our caregivers can provide you with care services on request. Once doctors start planning for your loved one’s discharge, we will take an active role to ensure your loved one’s care plan follows all medical directives. We can also provide you and your family with guidance during this period.
  2. At your home — Once your loved one is safely home, we will provide the non-medical support he or she needs during the recovery period. We can provide care on a part-time, full-time, or 24-hour basis.
  3. At our office — Our office team is always there to make coordinating care easier for Denver seniors and their families. We offer flexible scheduling, professional guidance, and after-hours emergency support to all clients.

Learn about our transitional care services today by contacting our Denver office.

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