How Transitional Care in Germantown Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
If your loved one is in the midst of a lengthy hospital stay but is soon set to be discharged, you may wonder how they will fare once they return home. With transitional care services from Visiting Angels® Germantown, they can make a successful transition home after hospitalization and minimize the possibility of a readmission.
As the main goal of our local care agency is to help seniors remain at home where they most want to be, we strive to prevent hospital readmissions. Our services offer personalized support that promotes care recipients’ overall well-being during their recovery and gives their family caregivers respite and peace of mind.
Why is Transitional Care Important?
Hospital readmissions have a wide range of causes. However, among the elderly, many rehospitalizations are the result of an inability to correctly follow doctors’ orders. When seniors feel exhausted or weak after a long illness or serious injury, they may not have the motivation to stick to a medication schedule, regulate their fluid intake, or cook healthy meals. They may also find that mobility limitations prevent them from being able to maintain their well-being.
With the assistance of a transitional care provider, recently discharged seniors can be supported as they go through their daily routines and implement their physicians’ advice. That way, they can get on their way to a successful recovery and prevent a decline that could land them back at the hospital.
How Visiting Angels Germantown Helps
Our Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care program utilizes a three-prong approach to give seniors the best chance of recovery. First, we coordinate care with seniors and their families before the discharge takes place. During a visit to the hospital, one of our care coordinators will provide the care recipient with our comprehensive Ready-Set-Go Home guide. This discharge planning guide includes a wealth of information to prepare seniors for the upcoming transition and encourages them to initiate in-depth conversations with their physicians.
The next step is in-home care. When seniors arrive home, they’ll have a compassionate caregiver ready to assist them with remembering medication schedules, bathing, preparing meals, and attending follow-up appointments.
The third prong of our transitional care program at Visiting Angels Germantown involves behind-the-scenes work from our office staff. This team takes advantage of innovative tools to keep an eye on clients’ recovery, set reminders, and coordinate care visits.
Get started with transitional care in Germantown, Cedarburg, Hartford, Mequon, Milwaukee, Grafton, Port Washington, Richfield, Wauwatosa, West Bend, or a community in the surrounding areas! Call Visiting Angels Germantown to inquire about scheduling a free consultation.
Serving Washington and Ozaukee Counties, WI
Visiting Angels GERMANTOWN, WISCONSINN112 W15568 Mequon Rd #5
Germantown, WI 53022