Ready-Set-Go Home

How Transitional Care in Lowell Reduces Hospital Readmissions

Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care

It is estimated that 1 in 5 seniors will be readmitted to the hospital within the first 30 days after discharge. Ready-Set-Go-Home transitional care from Visiting Angels® Chelmsford MA helps seniors throughout Lowell, Woburn, Chelmsford, Burlington, and the surrounding areas avoid the expense and frustration of hospital readmission. If you have an elderly or disabled loved one who is currently, or soon will be, an inpatient in the hospital we can help them avoid repeat hospital visits after discharge. 

Visiting Angels Chelmsford offers a three-prong transitional care approach to help Lowell area seniors avoid hospital readmission. We start by providing your loved one with discharge planning materials while still in the hospital. Behind the scenes, our care coordinator can arrange for delivery of medical equipment or supplies to your loved one's home and even grocery shop to prepare the home for their return. Once home, our senior care providers can assist with non-medical tasks to make recovery easier.

Common Causes of Hospital Readmission

While there are many reasons why seniors are at a higher risk of hospital readmission, it mainly boils down to an inability to follow their doctor's discharge instructions. Lack of support once home increases a senior's risk of repeat hospital visits. Transitional care from Visiting Angels Chelmsford can help Lowell area seniors with non-medical tasks so they have a successful recovery.

Some additional causes of hospital readmission may include:

  • Falls caused by limited mobility or the effects of medications
  • Failure to follow a physician prescribed meal plan
  • Inability to follow the doctor's discharge instructions
  • Missing follow-up appointments or physical therapy
  • Missing doses of medications or taking them improperly
  • Trouble managing a new diagnosis without assistance

How Visiting Angels Chelmsford Can Help

Visiting Angels Chelmsford is pleased to be able to help Lowell area seniors in a variety of ways. Our transitional care is customized for each of our clients so they can get exactly what they need. Some of the ways we help include:

  • Preparing the home for your loved one's return
  • Offering medication monitoring and reminders
  • Preparing meals to follow a doctor prescribed meal plan
  • Assistance with light housekeeping such as laundry
  • Providing transportation to follow-up appointments
  • Help with walking, transferring, toileting, and mobility
  • Dignified assistance with bathing and dressing
  • Providing meaningful companionship and social care

Contact Visiting Angels Chelmsford today and ask how our transitional care can help loved ones in the Lowell area.

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