How Transitional Care in Farmington Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Ready-Set-Go Home is a transitional care program from Visiting Angels® Farmington-Cape Girardeau that has been designed to support elderly adults with transitioning to life at home following a period of hospitalization. This home care program takes a three-prong approach to reducing readmissions to the hospital, which are a major risk for individuals in this age group during the 30 days after a hospital discharge.
We’re committed to helping seniors in our community avoid costly hospital readmissions. Our local care agency is ready to provide transitional care for those who reside in Farmington, Bonne Terre, Cape Girardeau, Desloge, De Soto, Jackson, Perryville, Sainte Genevieve, and the surrounding areas.
Causes of Readmissions and the Importance of Transitional Care
Among older adults on Medicare, almost a full 20% return to the hospital within one month of being discharged. Seniors have a significantly reduced chance of making a complete recovery if they are readmitted to the hospital during this 30-day window. As a result, limiting seniors’ need for re-hospitalization is an incredibly important task.
Many readmissions could be prevented if seniors were able to properly follow their doctors’ instructions upon their return home. However, elderly adults often find even the most basic activities challenging to complete on their own following an illness or injury. Transitional care from Visiting Angels Farmington-Cape Girardeau ensures they have access to the dedicated support they need to adhere to doctors’ orders and avoid re-hospitalization.
How Visiting Angels Farmington-Cape Girardeau Can Help
Our Ready-Set-Go Home program helps increase older adults’ odds of making a full or partial recovery after a hospital discharge. Our approach to transitional care in Farmington includes the following steps:
- Care at the hospital. We begin by supporting seniors while they are still hospitalized. That way, we can help prepare them and their family members for a successful transition home.
- Care at home. During the first crucial weeks following a discharge, our caregivers support seniors with basic activities of daily living, provide supervision, and offer reminders.
- Care from our local office. Our local care agency is staffed with senior care specialists who work with innovative tools to identify clients with a high risk of undergoing a hospital readmission. They can also coordinate deliveries of food and medication and ensure seniors are accompanied to follow-up appointments.
Take the first step to arrange transitional care for a loved one in the Farmington area today. Simply reach out to Visiting Angels Farmington-Cape Girardeau to schedule a free consultation.
Serving Iron, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Perry, and Cape Girardeau Counties and Surrounding Areas
Visiting Angels FARMINGTON/CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO1276 W Liberty St
Farmington, MO 63640