Transitional Home Health Care Services for Seniors in Gaithersburg, MD and Surrounding Areas

The Ready-Set-Go Home program is designed to provide the home health care services needed to create a smooth transition back home and prevent hospital readmission for seniors in Gaithersburg, Potomac and surrounding areas in MD

At Visiting Angels Gaithersburg, we developed the Ready-Set-Go Home program because we were aware of how badly in need seniors across the country were for a quality transitional care program. Just like the rest of our home health care services, Ready-Set-Go Home is designed to help seniors maintain their independence without having to compromise their safety. Our three-pronged approach reduces hospital readmissions, which present a major risk for seniors after they are discharged from the hospital.

The Causes and Consequences of Hospital Readmission

The statistics are very disheartening. According to recent research, one in five of seniors on Medicare end up back in the hospital within a month after being discharged. The fact is that older adults, who may be frailer than the rest of the population, are prone to ending back up in the hospital much more often than others.

Hospital readmissions are so prevalent in the senior community because they are not able to take care of everything they need to at home, forcing them to compromise on certain parts of their rehabilitation. For example, a senior may ignore dietary doctors' recommendations because they are not strong enough to prepare meals on their own. Instead, they choose to order in, opting for unhealthy, fatty, oily, cheaper options. As you can imagine, this will have a negative impact on their overall health.

How Our Home Health Care Services Help Seniors in Gaithersburg and Surrounding Areas Return Home from the Hospital

At Visiting Angels Gaithersburg, we can coordinate with your loved one's medical team to create a personalized transition plan that helps them safely return home. We can also work with you to create a care plan that includes the services they need in order to recover at home.

With a professional caregiver around, your loved one can safely recover at home after being discharged from the hospital. Our caregivers are highly trained, experienced and compassionate. Most of all, they are committed to helping your loved one avoid readmission and will do anything they need assistance with. Our non-medical home care services can help your loved one in so many ways as they recover in their own home. We can help your loved one manage their medication, make it to physical therapy safely, prepare healthy meals at home and just about anything else.

We believe that quality home health care starts with making sure we are meeting the specific needs of our client. Every single senior is different and is facing a unique set of challenges. That is why their care plan has to be personalized and suited to their case in particular. Our Ready-Set-Go Home program can be tailored to all seniors, regardless of the challenges they may be facing on a daily basis.

Our caregivers keep our office staff in Gaithersburg up-to-date on our clients' well-being. We will contact you if your loved one's condition changes or if we have any concerns. That way, you can have a second pair of eyes and ears making sure your loved one is fully recovering.

To find out more about how home health care and Ready-Set-Go Home could make a major difference in your loved one's life, do not hesitate, call our Gaithersburg, MD office today!

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