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How Transitional Care in Evanston IL Reduces Hospital Readmissions

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Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service, nearly 1 in 5 seniors is readmitted to the hospital within the first 30 days after discharge. Seniors face a higher risk of being readmitted to the hospital due to inability to follow discharge instructions. This can lead to additional expense and frustration for your loved one. While it is common to be focused on hospital discharge as your final goal in recovery, there is often additional recovery time which needs to occur at home. Transitional care from Visiting Angels® Evanston IL can help your loved one continue on the path to recovery. 

Visiting Angels Evanston provides non-medical transitional care to help seniors avoid hospital readmission. Our agency is experienced at caring for seniors and disabled adults at home. We can assist with daily tasks and help your loved one follow discharge instructions. We start by meeting with your loved one at the hospital to help plan for their return home. Additionally, we can arrange for delivery of medical equipment or supplies and get the home ready for your loved one's return. Once home, the compassionate transitional care providers from Visiting Angels Evanston can assist your loved one with one-on-one care and attention.

Common Causes of Hospital Readmission

There are several reasons why seniors may struggle to follow discharge instructions, some of these can include:

  • Forgetting to take medications or taking the wrong dose
  • Inability to get to follow-up appointments or therapies
  • Limited mobility or struggling to get around
  • Inexperience dealing with a new diagnosis
  • Failure to follow a physician prescribed meal plan

Transitional care from Visiting Angels Evanston can help your loved one avoid these common pitfalls.

How Visiting Angels Evanston can Help

Visiting Angels Evanston can help your loved one continue to heal at home by providing transitional care services. We will base your loved one's care on their particular needs and we offer flexibility so services can be adjusted if needed. 

Some types of transitional care which are frequently provided by Visiting Angels Evanston include:

  • Medication reminders and monitoring
  • Transportation to doctor appointments
  • Walking and transferring assistance
  • Help with bathing, dressing, and toileting
  • Preparation of dietary conscious meals
  • Aid with light housekeeping tasks
  • Providing support and companionship

If you have a loved one who is in need of transitional care, call Visiting Angels Evanston and inquire about our services. We can arrange for a free consultation to help you get started.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.