How In-Home Senior Care from Visiting Angels Central Coast Can Help Reduce Hospital Readmissions in Santa Cruz, CA and Surrounding Areas

Visiting Angels provides transitional senior care for elderly adults in Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Marina and surrounding areas on the California Central Coast to help them stay safe and healthy at home and avoid being readmitted

Hospital readmissions occur in 20 percent of admitted elderly patients in the United States. While most cases of hospital readmissions are preventable, they are unavoidable especially when seniors are still very weak to do their daily tasks. Once they are readmitted to the hospital, they will require longer recovery and they are also at risk of getting an infection from the hospital. Thus, it is important that you ensure that your loved one is protected from anything that may lead to their hospital readmission.

The Benefits of In-Home Senior Care After Being Discharged from the Hospital

Aside from giving your loved one your undivided attention, you can also hire caregivers to help provide your loved one with the support that they deserve. Here at Visiting Angels Central Coast, our caregivers are skilled and trained to implement the Ready-Set-Go Home Program. This transitional program ensures that your loved one will receive support and care from the hospital to their home so that their risk for hospital readmission is reduced.

Our services begin right in the hospital prior to their discharge. Since the core of our Ready-Set-Go Home program is to ensure a safe transition, they have to ensure that the patients follow the directives of the doctors even during their hospital stay. Our caregivers can also provide support and educate the entire family on the proper care of their sick loved ones.

Transitional Care from Experienced and Compassionate Caregivers in the Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay Areas

Once your loved one has already settled at home, our caregivers will provide quality in-home senior care. For instance, if your loved one doesn't have enough strength to get out of bed, our caregivers can provide assistance in feeding, bathing and other tasks. Our caregivers also serve as your eyes and ears in case there are changes in their vitals and cognition. In case these changes occur, they can alert you and the attending doctor of your loved one's well-being. They can also provide other support such as coordinate with a doctor’s appointment and accompany your loved one in case you are not available.

Securing your loved one after their hospital discharge is very important so that they can have a speedy recovery. Let our caregivers from Visiting Angels help you and your loved ones with a smooth transition from the hospital. This is the best gift that you can give them – the gift of recovery and healing.

If your loved one needs quality in-home senior care after being discharged, contact our Scotts Valley, CA office today. We’re here to help!

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