How Transitional Care in Austin Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
When seniors are discharged from the hospital, they often lack the support they need to successfully recover at home. All too often, this leads to a swift rehospitalization. Our transitional care program at Visiting Angels® Austin has been developed to remedy this problem. With a caregiving team available to assist elderly adults across the area, our local care agency is working to reduce hospital readmissions among the elderly population in our local community.
Why Is Transitional Care Important?
It’s no surprise many elderly adults aren’t at their peak following a hospital discharge. When they’re recovering from a serious illness or injury, they may lack the energy they once had. Reduced mobility, a decrease in motivation, and memory issues can also have an impact on their ability to maintain their well-being throughout their recovery. Unfortunately, this combination of factors causes a large number of rehospitalizations for this age group.
Transitional care is crucial because it offers dedicated in-home support for seniors in the Austin area following a hospital discharge. Rather than having to rely on their own abilities or the availability of a family caregiver, seniors can have confidence they’ll have a professional care provider to assist them with following their doctors’ orders.
How Visiting Angels Austin Helps
Our transitional care program has three core elements. The first is in-hospital support. We visit seniors and their concerned family members at the hospital prior to the discharge to assist with the planning process. We also give care recipients our detailed Ready-Set-Go Home guide to give them a better idea of what to expect with the upcoming transition. This guide includes information about initiating important discussions with physicians and identifying areas in which care will be most beneficial.
The next step is for our caregivers to assist seniors once they’ve returned home. Our services are tailored to each senior’s unique situation. We can provide support with a variety of activities, from basic medication reminders to more intensive mobility support.
We also enlist the help of our office staff to provide the best transitional care possible. Working behind the scenes, the team at our office coordinates caregiving logistics and facilitates timely reminders and deliveries.
Learn more about the benefits of transitional care today! Contact Visiting Angels Austin to reserve your free, no-obligation consultation in Austin, Bee Cave, The Hills, Lakeway, Sunset Valley, Village of the Hills, or a neighboring community.
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Visiting Angels AUSTIN, TEXAS9811 Anderson Mill Rd #175
Austin, TX 78750