How Transitional Care in Des Moines Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Ready-Set-Go Home offers dedicated transitional care services for seniors who are expected to be discharged from the hospital. These services are specifically designed to support seniors in Des Moines in making a successful return home after a hospital stay. In addition, the purpose of these services is to minimize care recipients' risk of a repeat hospitalization.
At Visiting Angels® Des Moines, we're familiar with the unique risks seniors face upon their return home from the hospital. With nearly 1 in 5 Medicare beneficiaries requiring rehospitalization within a month, it's clear that high-quality support is a necessity for seniors during this recovery stage in which they are most vulnerable to complications.
What Causes Readmissions?
The factors that result in a readmission to the hospital can change from senior to senior. However, it is often the case that elderly adults require more help than they are able to access at home, especially if they live alone. If they still feel weak or tired from their illness or injury, they may be unable to go about their daily routines as before, and implementing doctors' orders could be a challenge they simply can't overcome.
When seniors skip steps that are necessary to a full recovery, they often encounter complications that are detrimental to their health and require them to be rehospitalized. As a result, ensuring they have a helping hand with their daily routines and completing tasks as their physicians have prescribed is essential for their overall well-being and their ability to age in place for the long run.
How Our Transitional Care Program Helps Seniors in Des Moines
Based on our in-depth understanding of the risks recently discharged seniors face, we have created an entire transitional care program. Ready-Set-Go Home revolves around three prongs of care to provide a comprehensive approach that gives both seniors and their families confidence and peace of mind.
- We start at the hospital by helping seniors prepare for the discharge and coordinating care with their concerned family members.
- We offer in-home care customized to the needs of each individual and the directives they've received from their doctors.
- We are always working at our local office to keep track of care recipients and coordinate the logistics of care as needed.
Learn more about setting up transitional care in Des Moines, Beaverdale, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Clive, Windsor Heights, or a nearby community today. Just call Visiting Angels Des Moines to get started with a free consultation.
Serving Des Moines and the Surrounding Area
Visiting Angels DES MOINES, IA7012 Madison Ave #C
Urbandale, IA 50322