How Transitional Care in Effingham Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Nearly 20% of Medicare beneficiaries on average are readmitted to the hospital within thirty days of being discharged. The aim of the transitional care services from Visiting Angels® Effingham is to lower this statistic for seniors in our local community.
Through the services that make up Ready-Set-Go Home, our dedicated transitional care program, we are seeking to help seniors avoid otherwise preventable hospital readmissions. By minimizing their risk of a repeat visit to the hospital, we are promoting their ability to maintain the independent lifestyle they cherish.
What Causes Hospital Readmissions in Effingham?
Older adults commonly experience a time of functional decline following a hospital stay in which they cannot complete the basic activities that once were a normal part of their routine. Whether they feel tired, weak, or out of sorts from their life being disrupted, these circumstances can prevent them from maintaining their overall health and well-being. When this situation causes them to skip important directives dictated by their doctors, they can encounter serious complications that call for a return to the hospital.
How Our Transitional Care Program Helps
Ready-Set-Go Home has been carefully crafted to promote the best outcomes for care recipients. This program provides seniors with essential home care services personalized to address their needs following a hospital stay. The compassionate care they receive can also help them remain optimistic and emotionally supported during what is often a challenging stretch of time.
Because Ready-Set-Go Home is a transitional care program, it begins with care in the hospital. Our team members visit with care recipients and their family members to create a plan for discharge and recovery before the senior leaves the medical facility. Utilizing input from seniors, their loved ones, and the physicians who have been caring for them, we ensure this plan is tailored to meet their needs.
After their discharge, care recipients can benefit from having support with their daily routines and following their doctors' instructions. Our care providers are ready to assist with basic activities of daily living, ranging from bathing and grooming to cooking and running errands. They can also monitor seniors' behavior, provide crucial medication reminders, and accompany care recipients to their follow-up appointments.
Are you ready to help a loved one get started with transitional care in Effingham, Altamont, Teutopolis, Shelbyville, or a neighboring community? Call Visiting Angels Effingham today to reserve your no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
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Visiting Angels EFFINGHAM, IL120 E Section Ave
Effingham, IL 62401