How Transitional Care in Columbia Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
When seniors are discharged from the hospital, they are often focused on getting back to the comforts of home. However, many elderly adults do not have the opportunity to enjoy their home environments for long. With one in five Medicare beneficiaries readmitted to the hospital within a month of discharge, transitional care is often a necessity for seniors. Fortunately, Visiting Angels® Columbia is here to help.
We have a senior care program dedicated to meeting care recipients' needs both before and after they are discharged from the hospital. Called Ready-Set-Go Home, this program includes a wide range of services that can be tailored to each individual's unique situation and preferences.
What Causes Readmissions in Columbia?
It is not uncommon for avoidable complications to arise after a hospital discharge because seniors lack a helping hand at home. In fact, many seniors go through a period of functional decline after a hospital stay. This could be because they feel weak and exhausted, are still dealing with symptoms, or are on new medications. Without support in adhering to their doctors' instructions and taking care of themselves, their health can decline to the point that they must be readmitted to the hospital.
How Our Transitional Care Program Helps Seniors in Columbia
Ready-Set-Go Home has been carefully designed to prevent seniors from experiencing complications that can be avoided through a bit of planning and help at home. We have structured this program based on three prongs of care: first at the hospital, then at home, and always with consistent support from our local office in Columbia.
While seniors are still in the hospital, we will provide them with our Ready-Set-Go Home discharge planning guide and assist their family caregivers with the planning process. This guide can be used to record important information and identify critical areas where seniors will need assistance following their discharge.
Once seniors return home, they will have a solid plan in place for their care. Our caregivers deliver personalized services through in-home visits, assisting with basic activities of daily living as well as essential tasks such as remembering to take medications.
Throughout the care process, the hardworking team at our caregiving agency will help coordinate care, facilitate deliveries, and support families during the senior's recovery.
Discover how we can help your loved one in Columbia, Cedar City, Hartsburg, Jefferson City, Ashland, Saint Martins, Wardsville, or a nearby town through their discharge. Call Visiting Angels Columbia for a free transitional care consultation today!
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Visiting Angels COLUMBIA, MO2718 Forum Blvd #3A
Columbia, MO 65203