Visiting Angels' Elder Care Services in the Greater Bangor and Auburn, ME Areas

Visiting Angels Mid Maine's Elder Care Aides Ensure Proper Transitional Care for Our Clients in and Nearby Bangor and Auburn

Hospital readmission is a big problem among our elderly clients. A recent survey reveals that 20% of discharged seniors get readmitted within 30 days after being sent home. Unfortunately, readmission means having a lower chance of recovery for your loved one. This is the reason why preventing hospital readmission is really crucial.

Preventing hospital readmission means that you have to constantly look after your loved one so that they can successfully transition from the hospital to their home. But how can you care for your loved one if you don’t have time to look after them due to work or other family obligations? Visiting Angels Mid Maine elder care aides are here to step in.

What Is Our Ready-Set-Go Home Program?

Our elder care aides are trained to implement the Ready-Set-Go Home program that is designed for seniors to prevent hospital readmission. Our elder caregivers are skilled and trained to provide care following a hospital discharge. Below are the types of services that we provide.

  • Support Services Prior to Discharge: Even before discharge, we will send a caregiver to the hospital so that they can assist you and your loved one with the transition from the hospital to home. They can also take down notes so that your loved one will adhere to the discharge directives given by their doctors. They can also help you understand and make sense of all the instructions so that the risk of hospital readmission of your loved one decreases.
  • In-home services: Once your loved one is discharged, we can provide care services to make your loved one comfortable during their recovery. The types of services that our caregivers provide include hygiene assistance, feeding, and light house chores. They can also serve as your eyes and ears, in such that they can spot any changes in your loved one’s health so that you can notify their doctors.
  • Coordination with medical institutions: They can provide coordination with your preferred medical institution, especially during appointments. They also coordinate for additional therapeutic equipment if necessary.

If you have a loved one who requires in home care for seniors after their hospital discharge, make sure to contact us at 207-605-8288 or fill out our intake form here so that you can learn about our Ready-Set-Go Home program.

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