How Transitional Care in Corpus Christi Reduces Hospital Readmissions

Provider of transitional care in Corpus Christi with elderly patient

Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care

An estimated 20% of seniors on Medicare who have been discharged from the hospital end up being readmitted within 30 days, and ultimately have a much lower chance of recovering fully. At Visiting Angels® Corpus Christi, we offer experienced transitional care to support our clients and their families in Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend area during this crucial period. Through our Ready-Set-Go Home program, our mission is to reduce hospital readmissions for our clients so they can recuperate safely from the comfort of home. 

What Leads to Hospital Readmissions

In most cases, following the doctor's orders upon discharge from the hospital can prevent readmission. Unfortunately, many seniors may find it difficult or even physically impossible to follow through with these instructions after a severe injury or illness. For this reason, elderly adults in particular often need a lot of support from friends, family, and care professionals to avoid complications that could send them back to the hospital.   

How Transitional Care from Visiting Angels Corpus Christi Can Help 

We developed our Ready-Set-Go Home program specifically to make sure that seniors get the support and assistance they need to follow their discharge directives and increase the odds of partial or full recovery at home.

Our program at Visiting Angels Corpus Christi features a three-prong approach to transitional care:

  • At the Hospital - Before being discharged, we can visit at the hospital and guide you through the process of discharge planning based on your doctor's instructions. We'll also provide a guide that includes questions you can ask the doctors and nurses, general details about the discharge process, and tips on lowering your chances of readmission.
  • At Home - Once a loved one has left the hospital, our caregivers will be there to offer skilled essential personal aid. We can also monitor our client's condition, keeping an eye out for changes in their cognitive or physical condition and obstacles to their recovery. If members of your family are acting as caregivers during this time, we'll do what we can to support you in this role.   
  • At Our Office - In addition to the caregivers we send to your home, our office staff at Visiting Angels Corpus Christi also play a role in your transitional care. Our staff can identify clients with a high risk of readmission and coordinate food and medication deliveries, escorts to appointments, and important reminders.

A hospital stay can be stressful enough for seniors without the fear of readmission. Call Visiting Angels Corpus Christi today to learn more about our transitional care. 

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