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Transitional Care in Clearwater: What You Need to Know

According to research conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service, over a quarter of a million Medicare recipients will be readmitted to the hospital after discharge. The expense and frustration associated with hospital readmission not only affect the seniors involved, but are often disheartening for family members as well. When elderly loved ones are admitted to the hospital, our goal is to get them recovered and home as soon as possible. However, a loved one's recovery often does not stop once they leave the hospital. There are many details which need to be addressed in order for a loved one to continue healing at home after discharge. Transitional care referrals from Visiting Angels® Clearwater FL can help a loved one stay on the path to wellness.

Do I Need Transitional Care in Clearwater?

If you are uncertain whether a transitional care referral from Visiting Angels Clearwater would be helpful for a loved one, consider the following questions:

provider of transitional care in Clearwater standing with elderly woman
  • Is my family member going to be managing a new diagnosis?
  • Does my loved one live alone?
  • Will my loved one be required to follow a specialized meal plan?
  • Is my family member going to need mobility assistance such as walking?
  • Will getting to therapies or follow-up appointments be challenging?
  • Am I concerned about my loved one remembering to take medications?
  • Would I rest easier knowing my loved one has additional support?

If you have answered "yes" to any of these questions, it is likely a loved one can benefit from a transitional care referral through Visiting Angels Clearwater.

How Visiting Angels Clearwater Helps

When a loved one receives a transitional care referral from Visiting Angels Clearwater there are countless ways their caregiver will be able to assist. The services a loved one receives will be based on their specific home care needs. Some of the most popular forms of aid for seniors who were recently hospitalized include:

  • Walking assistance
  • Medication reminders
  • Transportation aid
  • Preparing meals
  • Light housekeeping
  • Bathing and dressing
  • Running errands
  • Grocery shopping

If you have a loved one who is being discharged after an inpatient hospital stay, call Visiting Angels Clearwater today and inquire about our transitional care referrals.

* Visiting Angels Clearwater FL is an independent contractor based nurse registry located in the state of Florida. We ONLY do business with independent contractors and do not employ any caregivers. Florida License: 30211281

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.