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

Ready-Set-Go Home care, also known as transitional care, offers seniors and disabled adults assistance upon discharge from the hospital. When a loved one is hospitalized, the focus is often on getting them out of the hospital and back home as soon as they are able. However, many families in the Deland area are caught off guard by the amount of care required to help their loved ones fully recover once at home. In fact, nearly 1 in 5 Medicare patients who are discharged from the hospital will be readmitted within the first 30 days, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service. Visiting Angels® Sanford FL can help your loved one avoid the expense and frustration of hospital readmission by providing a referral to a transitional care provider. 

Why Readmissions Occur

Transitional care referrals from Visiting Angels Sanford can help address the common causes of hospital readmission. Some reasons why seniors may find themselves back in the hospital after discharge include:

  • Lack of follow up with medical appointments or therapies
  • Trouble managing a disease or illness at home
  • Missing or incorrect doses of medication
  • Exhaustion from disrupted sleep in the hospital
  • Inability to follow discharge instructions

Compassionate Support for Families in Deland

Transitional care referrals through Visiting Angels Sanford provide seniors in Deland with compassionate care. Our comprehensive approach to care helps seniors in several ways. If hospitalized, we can visit your loved one in the hospital and provide a copy of our Ready-Set-Go-Home discharge planning guide. When requested, we can coordinate care with the hospital discharge planner to ensure a smooth transition from hospital to home. Your transitional care provider will look out for your loved one's well-being every step of the way.

Once your loved one is home, your referred transitional care provider from Visiting Angels Sanford can provide monitoring of your loved one. The caregiver can give medication reminders, assist with transportation to follow-up appointments or therapies, and help with walking, transferring, and hygiene needs. Your transitional care professional from the Visiting Angels Sanford nurse registry will notify you if any concerns arise, so issues can be addressed before they get out of hand. 

If your loved one in the Deland area has been, or will soon be, admitted to the hospital you can receive a referral for transitional care from Visiting Angels Sanford. Caregivers from our referral network can help your loved one with a successful recovery at home.

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