How Transitional Care in Columbus, OH Reduces Hospital Readmissions

Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care in Columbus, OH

The transition home from the hospital can be difficult for seniors to endure, especially on their own. Without proper aid, many seniors end up being readmitted to the hospital. At Visiting Angels® Columbus West, we are committed to reducing hospital readmissions with our Ready-Set-Go Home program. This transitional care for seniors in the Columbus, OH area helps your loved one have a successful transition after an extended hospital stay.

Common Causes of Readmissions Without Transitional Care in Columbus, OH

The first month after hospital discharge is crucial for recovery, yet many seniors are re-hospitalized during this time. Simply having assistance during the first 30 days can greatly reduce your loved one's risk of readmission. There are a few common causes of hospital readmission that can be avoided with our transitional care in Columbus, OH.

Following the doctor's orders is key when recovering from an injury, illness, or surgery. However, even basic tasks, like mobility, can be challenging for seniors during the recovery period. It is often necessary for them to have aid in the home, helping them follow any recovery procedures from the doctor.

Another common cause of re-hospitalization is skipping follow-up appointments. Many seniors lack the ability to drive and don't have alternate transportation to make it to these appointments. After a medical procedure, follow-up appointments are necessary for proper recovery.

One of the most challenging tasks for seniors is taking medication properly and on time. Failure to take the right medication on time and in the right way can land them back in the hospital quickly.

How Our Transitional Care in Columbus, OH Can Help

With our Ready-Set-Go Home program at Visiting Angels Columbus West, your loved one can avoid these common causes of readmission and have a safe and healthy transition from hospital to home. Our caregivers provide the much-needed, essential personal home care services your loved one needs in the first few weeks following discharge.

If you are a family caregiver, we are happy to work directly with you to aid in this transitional period. We can help you manage all the aspects of your loved one's recovery and help you avoid becoming overwhelmed.

Our transitional care begins in the hospital with support services for family and friends. We can help guide you through the doctor's discharge instructions and recommendations. Once your loved one returns to their home in Columbus, OH, we will begin providing our assistance, including medication reminders and accompanying your loved one to follow-up appointments.

Contact Visiting Angels Columbus West today for more information about how our transitional care in Columbus, OH can help your loved one. We are a locally owned and operated senior home care agency serving Upper Arlington, Dublin, Clintonville, Galloway, and Bexley.

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