Transitional Care in Chattanooga Helps Avoid Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Not matter what age you are, undergoing any kind of in-hospital procedure is extremely stressful, exhausting and costly - doubly so for a senior citizen. So when it's finally over, coming home is the easy part. It's staying there that can be tricky. In fact, as many as 1 of 5 senior-aged Medicare patients are readmitted within 30 days of their release. So how do you make sure your loved one doesn't become a part of that statistic? Transitional care from Visiting Angels® Chattanooga is the answer. We offer exceptional non-medical transitional care services to help keep seniors in Dunlap, Dixon and Chattanooga, TN at home for good.
Why Readmission Happens
Even though the hospital is a place of healing and recovery, it can also be full of unavoidable interruptions which shake up a senior's established routine and leave them struggling to get back into the rhythm of everyday life. Normally, a senior could take their time to readjust, however a recently discharged patient is particularly vulnerable to exhaustion leading to injury, which could be cause for a return trip to the hospital. Exhaustion can also lead to serious missteps in their care, like failing to following important discharges instructions or forgetting to take essential medications. A lack of transitional care leaves your loved one in Chattanooga open to these risks and more.
Bridging the Gap with Transitional Care in Chattanooga
While many seniors are exposed to the same set of risks when it comes to readmission, what they need to steer clear of may differ widely from one individual to the next. Fortunately, transitional care from Visiting Angels Chattanooga is adaptable, so it can be adjusted to suit your loved one's unique needs.
Some of the transitional care services a caregiver companion can provide are:
- Spending quality time with them while in the hospital
- Coordinating with hospital discharge staff
- Keeping them on track with medications and aftercare instructions
- Escorting them to follow-up appointments
- Assisting them with light housework
- Observing fluid intake to ensure they're staying hydrated
Getting started with transitional care in Chattanooga is easy and convenient. We'll send a senior care expert right to your door to discuss your loved one's needs.
Call today for your cost-free appointment and to learn more about how Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care can help to keep your loved one in the comfort of their Chattanooga-area home after their time in the hospital.
Serving Chattanooga and the Surrounding Communities
Visiting Angels CHATTANOOGA, TN8115 E Brainerd Rd #20
Chattanooga, TN 37421