How Transitional Care in Doylestown Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Ready-Set-Go Home, our transitional care program for seniors being discharged after a hospital stay, can help minimize the chance of a hospital readmission. At Visiting Angels® Doylestown, our care providers work to support seniors as they return home from the hospital. Our services can be customized to each senior’s recovery process and also provide respite for unpaid family caregivers.
Why Is Transitional Care Important?
One of the biggest drivers behind seniors returning to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged is an inability to follow physicians’ instructions. In some ways, this is quite understandable. After an illness or injury, seniors may feel weak and tired. They may be unable to complete even some of the most basic activities or lack the energy to maintain their well-being. Unfortunately, this can have negative effects on their health. As a result, they often end up back at the hospital.
With transitional care from Visiting Angels Doylestown, seniors can avoid these pitfalls. Having dedicated support from a professional can not only give elderly adults assistance with daily routines and medication schedules, but can also give them confidence as they face the recovery process.
How Visiting Angels Doylestown Helps
While seniors are still in the hospital or are in the midst of rehabilitation, they can ask their physicians important questions listed in our Ready-Set-Go Home guide. This discharge planning guide helps patients and their families prepare for the scheduled transition by taking care of coordinating care and identifying specific tasks that could pose a challenge during recovery.
Our caregivers visit care recipients in the hospital before their discharge and then provide ongoing care once they have returned home. Caregivers can help seniors with bathing and grooming, preparing meals, remembering to drink fluids regularly, getting dressed, and adhering to medication schedules. Caregivers can also arrange transportation to doctors’ offices and accompany seniors to follow-up appointments. Care recipients can bring their discharge planning guide to these appointments to maintain detailed records of doctors’ directives.
Are you ready to hear more about how Visiting Angels Doylestown can help your loved one make a successful transition from hospital to home? We encourage you to reach out to our local office to set up a free transitional care consultation in Doylestown, Buckingham, Fallsington, Hilltown, Lahaska, Levittown, Southampton, Warminster, Warrington, Warwick, Bucks County, Montgomery County, or a nearby community.
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Visiting Angels DOYLESTOWN, PA3617 Route 202
Doylestown, PA 18902