How Transitional Care in DeKalb Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
When you get the phone call that your loved one is in the hospital, you may wonder if this is the beginning of a cycle of readmissions that results in them losing their independence. However, there is a way to stop this cycle before it starts. Transitional care from Visiting Angels® DeKalb includes comprehensive services that can help your loved one avoid a hospital readmission and get back to living the independent lifestyle they love.
What Causes Hospital Readmissions?
Statistics from Medicare show it is relatively common for elderly patients to repeatedly return to the hospital. In fact, nearly 20% of Medicare beneficiaries over 65 return to the hospital within a month of initially being discharged.
There are a range of factors that can contribute to a senior's risk of hospital readmissions. Some of the most common factors include a lack of energy after the hospital stay, a lack of support at home, and social isolation. Despite the complexity of how these factors lead to the cycle of rehospitalization, there are certainly things that can be done to limit them and promote a senior's well-being before, during, and after their discharge.
How Our Transitional Care Program Helps Seniors in Dekalb
Whether your loved one is recovering from an illness or an injury, they will likely need support when they get back home. Our Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care program can provide the many forms of assistance they may require throughout the recovery process.
To promote your loved one's chances of remaining at home after their hospital discharge, we'll actually begin the care process while they're still at the hospital. We'll coordinate with you and other family members to create a discharge plan that takes into account essential details from your loved one's physician about the areas in which they are likely to need the most support.
Following the transition from hospital to home, we'll have a caregiver provide regular home visits and help your loved one ease back into their daily routine. For example, the caregiver can ensure your loved one has healthy meals to eat, is reminded about their medication schedules, and has safe transportation to follow-up appointments.
Set up a free transitional care consultation in DeKalb, Campton Hills, Dixon, Hampshire, La Salle, Marseilles, Genoa, Mendota, Peru, Pingree Grove, Rochelle, Rock Falls, Cortland, Sandwich, Sterling, Streator, Sycamore, or a nearby community. Call Visiting Angels DeKalb today for details.
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