Prevent Hospital Readmissions with At-Home Senior Care in Eldersburg, MD

With Visiting Angels, seniors in Eldersburg, Randallstown, Westminster, Ellicott City, Columbia, Baltimore and surrounding areas in MD can have an easy transition from hospital stay to at-home senior care

Ready-Set-Go Home is a transitional at-home care program from Visiting Angels aimed at helping aging adults in Eldersburg, Baltimore, Randallstown, Ellicott City, Columbia, Westminster and surrounding Maryland communities make a successful transition home after prolonged hospitalization. The program is comprised of a three-pronged approach to at-home senior care specially designed for reducing hospital readmissions, which are a major health risk for seniors in the first weeks and months following a hospital discharge.

Why Hospital Readmission is Common Amongst the Elderly

The reality of the situation is that almost 20 percent of all discharged patients covered by Medicare are readmitted to a hospital within the 30 day period after the initial release. The truth is that seniors have a much lower chance of successful recovery if they are re-hospitalized in this 30-day window. That is why reducing hospital readmissions is so important.

The majority of all re-hospitalizations are entirely preventable when seniors adhere to doctor’s orders. Many seniors experience setbacks and difficulties in performing even basic tasks during their recovery. Extensive at-home care can help seniors follow their doctor's orders and provide the support they need during this time in order to promote a safe recovery.

The Ready-Set-Go Home program is geared toward providing the necessary support for a full or partial recovery while minimizing the risks of readmission. Our at-home senior care services are delivered in accordance with doctor’s directives and in cooperation with members of the family. Our home care services are customized for each client, meaning your loved one will receive care tailored to their specific needs.

Helping Eldersburg Seniors Transition from Hospital to Home with At-Home Senior Care Services

Our three-prong approach for reducing hospital readmissions consists of the following steps:

  1. At the Hospital. When doctors set the date of your loved one’s discharge, we can help you prepare everything for the discharge, help plan the upcoming return home, and provide valuable support services in the process. Our “Ready-Set-Go Home” guide includes detailed guidelines, questions you can ask the medical staff during this process, and numerous tips on reducing hospital readmission risks.
  2. At the Client's Home. Once your loved one is sent home, our team members will provide expert non-medical at-home care to help boost their recovery. During this period, we will closely monitor Mom or Dad’s progress and keep in touch with both their doctors and family members to keep everyone informed.
  3. At the Visiting Angels Office. Behind the scenes, from our office in Eldersburg, MD, we provide support to your family and your loved one’s caregivers. We have access to tools for reducing hospital readmissions by identifying clients at high risk of re-hospitalizing. Our at-home senior care includes medication and appointment reminders, accompaniment to appointments, and help with coordinating medication, equipment, and food deliveries.

If you have a loved one who will require at-home care services after an upcoming hospital discharge, make sure to contact Visiting Angels Eldersburg, MD today and learn more about our Ready-Set-Go Home program.

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