Transitional Care in Billings Helps Avoid Hospital Readmissions

Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care

At Visiting Angels® Billings MT, we’re committed to helping seniors live at home for as long as possible. You might be surprised to learn that one of every five seniors is at risk for being readmitted to the hospital within 30 days after discharge. To minimize the risk of readmissions, Visiting Angels Billings offers a comprehensive hospital-to-home transitional care program called Ready-Set-Go Home. Providing essential personal transitional care, the Ready-Set-Go Home program helps seniors recuperate in the comfort of their home with the assistance of compassionate caregivers.     

Transitional Care for Billings Seniors

At Visiting Angels Billings, we understand the challenges facing seniors as they return home after being hospitalized for an illness, operation or injury. Transitional care helps to address these challenges so your loved one can successfully recuperate at home.

One of the ways we help is by helping to reduce the stress many seniors experience upon returning home. A hospital stay can often be exhausting for seniors. With regular vital checks, an unfamiliar and often chaotic environment, and general discomfort, seniors often find themselves more tired when they get home than before they went into the hospital. Our caregivers can help your loved one focus on rest and recovery, by helping with activities around the home and running errands.

Some of the most common ways our transitional care helps seniors in Billings and the surrounding area includes:

  • Assisting with preparing healthy meals
  • Light housekeeping activities
  • Help transferring and walking
  • Medication reminders
  • Fluid intake monitoring
  • Help with hygiene, bathing and dressing 
  • Providing reminders and assistance with follow up and therapy appointments
  • Friendly conversation and support 

To ensure we have a clear idea of the types of assistance your loved one will need, we offer our Discharge Planning guide. This planning guide is designed to help your family develop a clear understanding of the doctors' recommendations for your loved one as they head home. Caregivers from our Billings office can visit at the hospital and meet with your loved one's doctors to help complete the planning guide. With a clear roadmap in place, it's easier for your loved one to know what to expect when they return home. It will also help our team and your entire family understand the type of support your loved one will require.

We are proud to work with families in Billings, Laurel, Park City, Columbus, Red Lodge, Lockwood, Shepherd, Warden, and Huntley. We are excited to offer services throughout Yellowstone and the surrounding Counties. Call our Billings office today to learn more about transitional care and how we can help your loved one.

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