How Transitional Care in Hickory Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
For elderly adults, being admitted to the hospital can be the beginning of a loss of independence. In many cases, one hospitalization turns into a string of readmissions that can result in seniors losing their prior levels of functionality. However, there is a way to ensure seniors have the support they need to avoid this exhausting cycle and make a recovery at home. Our transitional care providers in Hickory assist elderly adults with their day-to-day needs and help them avoid hospital readmissions.
What Causes Readmissions?
At Visiting Angels® Catawba Valley, we understand how concerning it can be to hear a parent, grandparent, or other loved one has been admitted to the hospital. You may worry about their current well-being as well as their future. Since nearly one in five Medicare beneficiaries undergo a hospital readmission a month or less after their discharge, rehospitalization is a major concern among the elderly.
Oftentimes, these hospital readmissions are avoidable. For many elderly adults, a lack of help at home leads to them being unable to preserve their physical well-being. When they face mobility limitations and exhaustion, they are also at a greater risk of injury or strain, which can further add to complications.
How Our Transitional Care Program Helps Seniors in Hickory
Our transitional care program is named Ready-Set-Go Home because it paves the way for a successful recovery after a hospital discharge. Care begins during hospitalization, helping seniors and their families plan for the transition and set their expectations. Our care providers offer in-hospital support and also give care recipients our Ready-Set-Go Home discharge planning guide to ensure they are equipped with the resources they need to plan ahead and have productive conversations with their physicians.
Following the senior's hospitalization and return home, a caregiver from our team will assist with their daily routines and the implementation of their doctor's instructions. These in-home services could take the form of support with personal care, meal preparation, running errands, emotional support, and medication reminders. In addition, our office staff work diligently to coordinate the care process and provide much-needed support.
With transitional care available in Hickory, Conover, Lenoir, Morganton, Newton, and the surrounding areas, local seniors can look forward to a smooth recovery following their hospital discharge. Give Visiting Angels Catawba Valley a call today to request a free consultation.
Serving Caldwell, Burke, Catawba and Alexander Counties
Visiting Angels CATAWBA VALLEY1822 Hickory Blvd SW
Lenoir, NC 28645