How Transitional Care in Scottsdale Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Ready-Set-Go Home is a transitional care program created to help elderly adults in the Scottsdale area transition back to life at home after a hospital stay. These services give seniors much-needed support with their recovery and can help prevent complications that may otherwise lead to a costly return to the hospital.
At Visiting Angels® Arizona, our Ready-Set-Go Home program is based on a three-prong approach to reducing hospital readmissions. We help families coordinate their loved ones’ transition home, assist seniors during this move, and offer in-home support during the first weeks after their hospital stay.
Understanding the Importance of Transitional Care
Roughly 1 out of 5 older adults on Medicare are readmitted to the hospital within the first month of being initially discharged. This statistic is particularly worrying as seniors have a much lower likelihood of recovering when they are hospitalized during this one-month window. For this reason, reducing the chance of re-hospitalizations is extremely important.
A large portion of avoidable hospital readmissions could be prevented simply by having seniors closely follow their doctors’ orders. The problem is elderly adults aren’t often capable of completing even the most basic tasks on their own during recovery. In order to carefully adhere to instructions, they typically require a helping hand. A transitional care provider in the Scottsdale area can be that reliable form of support seniors need after being discharged from the hospital.
How Visiting Angels Arizona Helps Seniors in Scottsdale
Our Ready-Set-Go Home program facilitates customized support for elderly adults during and immediately after their hospital discharge. Through these services, we can help increase their odds of making a recovery and reduce the chances they’ll return to the hospital.
Our three-prong approach to transitional care for the Scottsdale area includes:
- In-Hospital Care. Our caregivers begin working with seniors and their family members while the care recipient is still hospitalized. That way, they can assist with the discharge planning process and provide important tips for a safe and successful transition.
- In-Home Care. Next, caregivers help seniors maintain their well-being at home. A caregiver can assist with anything from bathing and grooming to remembering to take medications and preparing nutritious meals.
- Behind-the-Scenes Support. The care coordinators at our local office work tirelessly to support both care recipients and their caregivers, utilizing innovative tools to recognize high-risk clients and take care of logistical issues.
Could your loved one in Scottsdale, Fort McDowell, Rio Verde, Fountain Hills, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, or a nearby town benefit from transitional care? Contact Visiting Angels Arizona today to get started with a free consultation.
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Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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Mesa AZ 85206
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Phoenix AZ 85086
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