How Transitional Care in Everett Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Could transitional care help your loved one in Everett make a successful recovery following their hospital stay? The Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care program from Visiting Angels® Everett has been designed to reduce hospital readmissions among the elderly and promote their well-being as they leave the hospital and return to everyday life at home. With this kind of dedicated support, seniors can minimize their risk of complications requiring rehospitalization and ensure they can remain in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible.
What Causes Readmissions for Seniors in Everett?
When it comes to avoiding hospital readmissions, it is key for seniors to follow their doctors' instructions to a tee. Failure to do so can lead to an overall deterioration in their condition and the need to make a return to the hospital all too soon. The issue is that completing even the most basic tasks may be easier said than done for elderly adults who feel particularly weak and vulnerable following an illness or injury. As a result, they may be unable or lack the energy to take care of themselves or adhere to doctors' orders.
How Visiting Angels Everett Helps
Our transitional care services enable seniors to avoid this cycle of hospitalization by patiently helping them through the recovery process. We begin caring for them while they are still in the hospital in order to prepare for a smooth transition home. During this preparatory stage of care, we give families our Ready-Set-Go Home discharge planning guide to provide them with more information about what to expect from the weeks ahead. In addition, we encourage families to have detailed conversations with their loved ones' physicians to ensure they arrange care in the areas in which the senior will require the most help.
Upon the senior's homecoming, one of our professional caregivers will be an extra pair of eyes and ears in the senior's home, notifying their family members of any worrying changes or risky behaviors. The caregiver will also assist the care recipient with any activities they may struggle to complete on their own, whether that is bathing, cooking, going to the pharmacy, or remembering to take their medications.
Take the first step to help your loved one through their hospital discharge by arranging transitional care from Visiting Angels Everett. Call today to request a consultation in Everett, Arlington, Bothell, Edmonds, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, or a community in the nearby areas.
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Visiting Angels EVERETT, WA3311 Wetmore Ave
Everett, WA 98201