How Transitional Care in Chula Vista Reduces Hospital Re-Admissions

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Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care

Ready-Set-Go Home is a transitional care program designed to residents in the Chula Vista area following a hospital stay. Roughly 20% of patients discharged from the hospital are readmitted within 30-days. At Visiting Angels® El Cajon, we aim to reduce these high rates of readmission with a three-prong approach to care. With our care, we offer essential personal services that help you coordinate your or your loved one’s transition home and assist them during the crucial few weeks following a hospital stay.

What Causes Re-Admissions for Hospital Discharge Patients?

One of the main reasons released patients might be readmitted to the hospital is because they are unable to follow a doctor’s orders during the first few weeks following a hospital visit. Seniors for instance with mobility issues may be unable to attend follow-up appointments, others with Alzheimer's or dementia may have a hard time remembering to take their medication, and seniors who are exhausted following a hospital visit may have difficulties following a specific diet or managing a disease or illness. All these factors can lead to hospital readmission. Most times hospitals insist that patients ready to be discharged must have professional home care scheduled before they are released from the hospital for their safety when they return home.

Transitional Care for Discharge Patients in Chula Vista

At Visiting Angels El Cajon, our transitional care services are designed to give residents in Chula Vista, San Diego, Santee, Jamul, El Cajon, Lakeside, Alpine, and the surrounding areas personalized support following a hospital stay. We work with our clients and their families to offer essential personal services based on a three-prong approach to care. This approach includes:

  • At the Hospital: While you or a loved one in the Chula Vista area are still at the hospital, our transitional care services provide invaluable support to family and friends. We can help guide your family through the discharge process and provide our “Ready-Set-Go Home” planning guide, which offers questions to ask doctors and nurses and tips to help reduce hospital readmission.
  • At Home: In your or your loved one’s home, we can offer respite to family caregivers and essential personal assistance. We can also be the eyes and ears alerting you of any cognitive or physical changes we notice.
  • At Our Office: Behind the scenes, our transitional care services can help you or your loved one in the Chula Vista area by offering bathing assistance, dressing assistance, medication reminders, transportation to appointments, preparing meals, light housekeeping, running errands, and friendly companionship.

Call Visiting Angels El Cajon today to learn more about how our transitional care services can help you or your loved one in Chula Vista.

 

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