Recover Safely at Home with Elderly Home Care Services from Visiting Angels of Bethesda

Visiting Angels of Bethesda created the ‘Ready-Set-Go Home’ program to provide elderly home care services to seniors in Aspen Hill, Laurel, Silver Spring, Bethesda, Colesville, Leisure World and surrounding areas in Maryland during their transition home following illness or injury

Did you know that there are about 2.6 million seniors who get readmitted within 30 days after hospitalization? Hospital readmission lengthens the recovery rate of your loved one. Thus, it is crucial to address the high rate of hospital readmission.

At Visiting Angels of Bethesda, we've created the Ready-Set-Go Home program to tackle the issue of hospital readmission amongst seniors. Through this program, we provide elderly home care services that help seniors with everyday tasks around the house that have become impossible to complete during recovery, encourage your loved one to follow medical directives to aid in recovery and monitor your loved one to make sure they're safe and comfortable at all times.

What Causes Hospital Readmission?

Among the most common reasons for hospital readmission is lack of assistance at home. When your loved one is in the hospital, or even a rehabilitation facility, they are receiving constant care. When it’s time for them to go home, they will likely still need some level of assistance.

A few reasons seniors are readmitted to the hospital after being released include:

  • Exhaustion due to lack of sleep while still in the hospital
  • Effects of medication such as nausea that can increase the likelihood of fainting
  • Lack of follow-up with medical appointments

Visiting Angels of Bethesda has created specialized elderly home care services that are meant to support your loved one’s recovery plan and reduce the risk of hospital readmission.

How Our Ready-Set-Go Home Program Helps Seniors in Bethesda and Surrounding Areas Recover at Home

Being released from the hospital can be a hectic and unexpected event. Suddenly, your senior loved one will need elderly home care services that you personally cannot provide. This may include bathing, incontinence care, transferring and positioning, medication reminders and more.

Visiting Angels of Bethesda can help reduce the risk of hospital readmission on the very first day your loved one is released. We’ve developed a three-prong approach to recovery care through the Ready-Set-Go Home program that helps you and your family every step of the way.

  • At the hospital: Our care starts while the client is still in the hospital. Prior to discharge, we can send our caregivers to assist the patient and their family. During the hospital visit, our caregivers can be present to listen to a doctor’s orders, including dietary needs and activity limitations. Caregivers can help provide safe transportation home following a hospital stay, pick up prescriptions, and help assemble home equipment.
  • In the home: Our caregivers can be your eyes and ears at home. They ensure that the clients follow the doctor’s directives for eating and taking medication, assisting with reminders an meal preparation as needed. Caregivers can assist with bathing, dressing, toileting and incontinence care. *Our caregivers cannot assist with wound care or other medical needs.
  • At our office: Our care coordinators and office staff will perform random checks on caregivers and our senior clients to ensure care is being provided at the highest level. We will relay all feedback to family members and ensure that those who should be notified of changes in the plan of care are kept up to date.

If your loved one will be needing elderly home care services following an operation, illness or accident, please contact our Bethesda, MD office today! We’re happy to help in whatever way possible.

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