How Transitional Care in Cape Cod Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready, Set, Go Home with Transitional Care
Is your loved one ready to get home after being in the hospital? Transitional care can help smooth this move and enable them to continue enjoying their independent lifestyle in Cape Cod for longer. Ready, Set, Go Home is the transitional care program available from Visiting Angels® Cape Cod. Through these services, we enhance seniors' quality of life and support them with the important transition from hospital to home.
Understanding the Importance of Transitional Care
Within 30 days of returning home from the hospital, almost one in five Medicare beneficiaries are rehospitalized. It's normal for families of elderly adults to be worried about their loved one's short-term and long-term future when their discharge date is scheduled. Understanding the factors behind this statistic can go a long way in preventing unnecessary complications that ultimately result in rehospitalization.
Older individuals often experience a level of functional decline after being in the hospital. Some find that they are still dealing with symptoms and mobility limitations, others are getting used to the side-effects of medications, and many feel exhausted after having their sleeping routines disrupted at the hospital.
These circumstances set the stage for even the most basic tasks at home to become overwhelming or undoable for seniors recently out of the hospital. As a result, seniors often feel they must skip activities that are essential to their recovery, which heightens their risk of a readmission.
How We Help Seniors in the Cape Cod Area
We help seniors start their recovery at home on the right foot with Ready, Set, Go Home. The transitional care services included in this program are tailored to each senior's unique situation and the recommendations of their physicians. This means we can provide basic support with activities of daily living or more advanced supervision as needed. Our caregivers can also offer a helping hand with cooking meals, keeping track of medication schedules, and arranging transportation for appointments.
You can rely on us to start assisting your loved one before they even leave the hospital. We'll give your family a copy of our Ready, Set, Go Home discharge planning guide to help you learn more about what to expect in the weeks ahead.
Explore the benefits of transitional care today. Call Visiting Angels Cape Cod to book a free consultation in Cape Cod, Barnstable, Falmouth, Hyannis, Yarmouth, Dennis, Harwich, Chatham, Orleans, or a nearby community.
Serving Cape Cod, the Islands and the Towns of Wareham & Marion
Visiting Angels CAPE COD, MA915 Route 28
Harwich, MA 02645