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How Transitional Care in Gloucester County Reduces Hospital Readmissions
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Serving the Communities of Gloucester County, NJ

Visiting Angels Gloucester County, NJ
397 Bridgeton Pk
Mantua, NJ 08051
Phone: 856-241-9980

How Transitional Care in Gloucester County Reduces Hospital Readmissions

Provider of transitional care in Gloucester County with elderly patient

Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care

When a loved one is discharged from the hospital or rehabilitation center, no one wants to think about the possibility of readmission. But readmission is an unfortunate reality for many seniors in Gloucester County, especially those without transitional care in place to aid in their recovery.

If you are concerned about a loved one that will be returning home from the hospital or rehabilitation center after an illness or surgery, call on Visiting Angels® Gloucester County. Our Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care program offers seniors throughout Gloucester County the assistance and encouragement they need to avoid hospital readmissions.

What Causes Readmissions?

If your loved one will be returning to their home to recover after a stay at the hospital or rehabilitation center, you are likely concerned about their safety and ability to recover.

There are many factors that can contribute to readmission, including:

  • Failing to follow discharge instructions

  • Neglecting to report worsening symptoms and changes in condition

  • Taking medications incorrectly

  • Missing important therapies or follow up appointments

  • Exhaustion from trying to do too much too soon

  • Being physically unable to move around the home, bathe, or use the toilet without assistance

The first 30 days after a hospital discharge are the most critical. In fact, 1 in 5 seniors is readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of their release. At Visiting Angels Gloucester County, we help seniors avoid hospital readmissions by providing transitional care in the comfort of home.

How Transitional Care from Visiting Angels Gloucester County Can Help

For seniors living at home, having a support system in place can be the difference between recovery and readmission. That’s why Visiting Angels Gloucester County offers transitional care through our Ready-Set-Go program using a three-pronged approach:

  1. At the hospital. Our care program begins during your loved one’s hospitalization. We’ll get to know your loved one and meet with the hospital discharge team to ensure a smooth transition. We’ll also provide your family with “Ready-Set-Go Home,” our discharge planning guide that reviews the common causes of hospital readmissions to help your family prepare for the recovery process.

  2. At home. After your loved one is discharged, our caregivers will be there for in-home assistance and companionship. They can help with light housekeeping, prepare meals, provide medication reminders, and encourage your loved one to follow hospital discharge instructions. They can also act as your “eyes and ears”, monitoring changes in condition and mood to prevent issues that commonly lead to readmission.

  3. At our office. While our caregivers are assisting your loved one in the hospital or back at home, our in-office staff can coordinate the delivery of prescriptions and groceries, as well as any medical equipment needed during recovery. This “behind the scenes” support eases the burden on seniors and their family caregivers.

To learn how transitional care could help your loved one avoid readmission, call Visiting Angels Gloucester County today at 856-292-3340 to schedule a free in-home consultation.

Serving the Communities of Gloucester County, NJ

Visiting Angels Gloucester County, NJ
397 Bridgeton Pk
Mantua, NJ 08051
Phone: 856-241-9980

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.

CDC Updates
Get the latest information on COVID-19 from the Department of Health

Serving the Communities of Gloucester County, NJ

Visiting Angels Gloucester County, NJ
397 Bridgeton Pk
Mantua, NJ 08051
Phone: 856-241-9980