How Transitional Care in Naperville Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Our Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care program gives seniors and their concerned family members resources and support for the hospital discharge process and the weeks that follow. Our caregiving team at Visiting Angels® Naperville assists elderly adults with making the transition back home after a hospital stay. By helping care recipients minimize complications that could lead to a readmission, our caregivers enable them to remain in the comfort of their own homes for longer.
Understanding the Importance of Transitional Care
In many cases, hospital readmissions are avoidable. The bulk of re-hospitalizations could be prevented by ensuring the senior is able to follow their doctors’ orders. However, many elderly adults lack the dedicated care they need during this vulnerable period of time. As a result, they often find it difficult or impossible to complete the tasks required to maintain their well-being and make a full recovery.
Almost 1 in 5 seniors on Medicare return to the hospital within one month of their initial discharge. Unfortunately, readmitted seniors have a much lower likelihood of recovering than those who avoid readmission. For this reason, transitional care can be incredibly valuable for those of advanced age.
How Visiting Angels Naperville Can Help
Our transitional care services go beyond a helping hand with basic activities. In fact, our caregivers begin providing support for seniors and their families before the discharge even occurs. Here are the forms of care included as part of Ready-Set-Go Home:
- Help at the hospital. Caregivers assist seniors and their families with preparing for the discharge and planning for the process of transitioning back to life at home.
- Help at home. Caregivers promote seniors’ recovery after they return home, monitoring their condition and keeping an eye out for significant changes. This in-home support can also give family caregivers respite from their responsibilities.
- Help from our office. Care recipients benefit from the work of our office staff, whose tools help identify those with a particularly high risk of readmission. We can also arrange deliveries, provide reminders, and coordinate the logistics of caregiving from our office.
Do you have a loved one in Naperville, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Wheaton, Winfield, Carol Stream, Downers Grove, Oak Brook, or the surrounding areas who is soon expected to be discharged from the hospital? Don’t hesitate to learn how our transitional care program can help. Call Visiting Angels Naperville today to request a free consultation.
Serving Naperville, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Oakbrook, Winfield, Carol Stream and Surrounding Areas
Visiting Angels NAPERVILLE, IL1415 Bond Street #123
Naperville, IL 60563