Transitional Care in Chattanooga, TN Helps Avoid Hospital Readmissions
No matter your age, undergoing any in-hospital procedure is highly 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. As many as 1 of 5 senior-aged Medicare patients are readmitted within 30 days of release. So how do you ensure your loved one doesn't become a part of that statistic? Transitional care from Visiting Angels® Chattanooga is the answer. We offer exceptional transitional care services to help keep seniors in Dunlap, Dixon, and Chattanooga, TN, at home for good.
If you are ready to find reliable home care for your aging loved one, call Visiting Angels of Chattanooga today at 423-401-6172.
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care in Chattanooga, Signal Mountain, and the Surrounding Area
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. Usually, a senior could take their time to readjust; however, a recently discharged patient is particularly vulnerable to exhaustion leading to injury, which could cause a return trip to the hospital. Exhaustion can also lead to severe missteps in their care, like failing to follow important discharge instructions or forgetting to take essential medications. A lack of transitional care leaves your loved one in Chattanooga open to these risks.
Bridging the Gap with Transitional Care in Chattanooga, TN
While many seniors are exposed to the same risks regarding 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 and 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 to your door to discuss your loved one's needs.
Schedule a FREE In-Home Care Consultation
Call 423-401-6172 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