How Transitional Care in Chelmsford Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Ready-Set-Go Home is our set of transitional care services for seniors in Chelmsford who need support with adjusting to life at home after an extended hospital stay. This transitional care program takes a three-prong approach to care that covers seniors’ full range of needs as they embark on the path to recovery.
At Visiting Angels® Chelmsford, we understand elderly adults who are re-hospitalized within 30 days of being discharged typically have a much lower rate of recovery. Our goal is to prevent avoidable hospital readmissions by ensuring seniors have the dedicated support they need to follow their doctors’ instructions and remain safe and comfortable at home.
Causes of Readmissions and the Importance of Transitional Care
Most preventable re-hospitalizations stem from a lack of adherence to doctors’ orders. While this may seem like a simple problem to fix, the fact is seniors often lack the energy and mobility to complete even basic tasks on their own after a serious illness or injury. As a result, they could skip medication doses, miss follow-up appointments, and neglect their nutrition. Without external support with maintaining their well-being, they could easily end up back at the hospital for another costly stay.
How the Caregivers at Visiting Angels Chelmsford Can Help
Ready-Set-Go Home is designed to increase seniors’ chances of making a full or partial recovery and lower their risk of readmission to the hospital. We take measures to deliver our services in accordance with each senior’s medical directives and in conjunction with their family caregivers. In addition, we tailor our services to accommodate the specific needs and circumstances of the individual.
Here’s what our three-prong approach to transitional care at Visiting Angels Chelmsford looks like:
- In-hospital care. Our program begins with support at the hospital. We help guide families through the discharge process and provide crucial information and tailored tips that can make the transition much easier.
- In-home care. The next step is to give the senior a helping hand as they return to life at home. In addition to assisting with basic activities of daily living, caregivers also act as an extra pair of eyes and ears, monitoring and supervising seniors throughout their recovery.
- Office-based support. Our office staff are dedicated to facilitating high-quality care by identifying high-risk individuals and coordinating many aspects of the caregiving process.
Are you ready to arrange transitional care for a loved one in Chelmsford, Billerica, Burlington, Dracut, Lowell, Tewksbury, Wilmington, Winchester, Woburn, or a nearby community? Reach out to Visiting Angels Chelmsford today for a free consultation.
Serving Billerica, Burlington, Chelmsford, Dracut, Lowell, Tewksbury, Wilmington, Winchester, Woburn, and Surrounding Areas
Visiting Angels Chelmsford, Massachusetts111 Chelmsford St
Chelmsford, MA 01824
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