How Transitional Care in Charlotte Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Transitional care is a form of home care designed to help elderly adults successfully return home after a stay at the hospital. This type of care aims to minimize the risk of a hospital readmission and promote the recovery of seniors, enabling them to continue living life on their own terms. At Visiting Angels® Charlotte, our transitional care services include different types of assistance based on the individual needs of each care recipient. Through personalized care delivered prior to the discharge and once the senior returns home, we’re helping lower the surprisingly high statistics of readmissions.
Why Is Transitional Care Important?
It’s not uncommon for elderly adults to feel weak, tired, or even mentally exhausted after a hospital stay. When they finally return home, they may find they are unable to complete tasks that are essential to their recovery. This inability to stick to the instructions provided by their physicians could very well result in a readmission to the hospital.
Almost 1 in 5 Medicare patients are rehospitalized in the 30 days following their hospital discharge. This statistic is not only high, it is also incredibly unfortunate. All too often, rehospitalizations lower seniors’ chances of ever making a full recovery or gaining their previous functionality.
How Visiting Angels Charlotte Helps
We want to prevent avoidable hospital readmissions to the greatest extent possible. We’ve built our transitional care program specifically for this purpose.
It all begins before seniors are discharged from the hospital, smoothing the way for their return home. We start by giving them and their concerned loved ones our Ready-Set-Go Home discharge guide, which includes plenty of information about planning for the upcoming transition. This guide also includes talking points to discuss with healthcare providers, important questions that must be answered, and valuable tips on what to expect during and after the discharge.
After helping the senior make a successful transition home, we’ll turn to meeting their needs as they adhere to their doctors’ orders. This could take the form of helping out with bathing and grooming, providing timely medication reminders, preparing nutritious meals, or assisting with walking and general mobility. What’s most important is the senior can confidently face the recovery process knowing they have a dedicated care provider who is ready to support them for the foreseeable future.
Reserve your free transitional care consultation today! Contact Visiting Angels Charlotte to book an initial meeting in Charlotte, Albemarle, Concord, Harrisburg, Oakboro, or a community in the surrounding areas.
Serving Charlotte Metropolitan Area and Concord, NC
Visiting Angels CHARLOTTE, NC125 Floyd Smith Dr #180
Charlotte, NC 28262