How Transitional Care in Bowling Green Reduces Hospital Readmissions
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Our transitional care program has been designed to support seniors in Bowling Green as they transition to living at home after a hospital stay. We strive to reduce hospital readmissions among elderly adults, as readmission presents a major risk for this age group. Seniors have a much lower chance of recovery if they are readmitted to the hospital during the 30-day window following a hospital discharge.
Utilizing a three-pronged approach to transitional care, our caregivers at Visiting Angels® Bowling Green help seniors overcome challenges during the recovery process. We assist families with coordinating their loved ones’ transition back home, provide much-needed assistance during this transition, and support seniors during those crucial first weeks after a hospital discharge.
The Causes of Readmissions and Importance of Transitional Care
Most preventable hospital readmissions could be avoided simply by following doctors’ instructions. However, elderly adults aren’t often able to adhere to doctors’ orders without a helping hand. After suffering from a serious injury or illness, even simple activities can be a struggle for older individuals.
Our transitional care program at Visiting Angels Bowling Green offers the support seniors typically need during recovery. As a result, we help reduce our care recipients’ risk of being readmitted to the hospital. By assisting with basic activities of daily living, providing important reminders, and offering dedicated social and emotional support, our caregivers increase seniors’ odds of recovery.
How Visiting Angels Bowling Green Can Help
Here’s a brief look at the steps we take to reduce hospital readmissions among elderly adults:
- Care at the hospital. We implement the care process while the senior is still in the hospital. During this step, we provide support for concerned family members and help with planning for the discharge process.
- Care at home. Our caregivers assist seniors as they transition from hospital to home and provide various services to ensure the care recipient is safe and comfortable in the weeks following their discharge. In addition, caregivers monitor seniors and notify family members if they observe significant changes in well-being or risky behaviors.
- Care from our office. The staff at our local care agency supports seniors and their caregivers by using innovative tools to identify high-risk clients, facilitate reminders, and coordinate deliveries.
Get started with a free transitional care consultation in Bowling Green, Berkey, Grand Rapids, Haskins, Waterville, Whitehouse, or a community in the surrounding areas today. Reach out to Visiting Angels Bowling Green for details.
Serving Bowling Green and the Surrounding Area
Visiting Angels BOWLING GREEN, OH980 West Poe Rd #1
Bowling Green, OH 43402