How Transitional Care in New Orleans Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Seniors often need a helping hand after a lengthy hospitalization. That’s where our transitional care program at Visiting Angels® Greater New Orleans comes in. Ready-Set-Go Home offers elderly adults personalized support prior to, during, and after a hospital discharge. Our compassionate care providers help these vulnerable individuals minimize their risk of rehospitalization and promote a speedy recovery. With this specialized care, seniors can get back on track to enjoying their daily routines at home.
Why is Transitional Care Important?
The rate of rehospitalizations among seniors is high. In fact, almost 1 in 5 Medicare patients are readmitted to the hospital less than one month after leaving. These statistics are especially worrying because hospitalizations can be stressful and costly for elderly adults and their loved ones. Those who are rehospitalized have a worse chance of making a full recovery and a greater likelihood of losing their independence.
Transitional care from Visiting Angels Greater New Orleans can help change these statistics. Many hospital readmissions are avoidable and can be prevented simply by arranging for seniors to have comprehensive support as they ease back into life at home. Oftentimes, elderly adults experience a functional decline upon their return from the hospital and cannot implement their doctors’ advice without a helping hand. Our caregivers are ready to offer the personalized assistance seniors need to correctly follow prescription schedules, maintain a healthy fluid intake, eat nutritious meals, and complete important personal care tasks.
How Visiting Angels Greater New Orleans Helps
We help our transitional care recipients in a number of ways. First, we lay the foundation for a seamless recovery by initiating care before the senior is discharged. Our Ready-Set-Go Home discharge planning guide prepares care recipients and their family members for the changes ahead and instructs them on the best practices for minimizing risks during their upcoming move.
When they return home, seniors can rely on our compassionate care providers for support with their daily needs. Our personalized services help elderly adults face the recovery process with confidence. Caregivers also act as an extra pair of eyes and ears around the house and can help detect changes in the senior’s well-being that need to be addressed.
While our caregivers deliver support at home, we have another team working at our office to monitor care and facilitate reminders. Thanks to this three-prong approach to transitional care, our Ready-Set-Go Home program offers a comprehensive path to recovery for local seniors!
Call Visiting Angels Greater New Orleans today to request a transitional care consultation. Our services are available throughout the New Orleans area and in nearby communities such as Elmwood, Harahan, Jefferson, Kenner, Metairie, and River Ridge.
Serving Greater New Orleans and the River Region
Visiting Angels GREATER NEW ORLEANS1929 Hickory Ave
New Orleans, LA 70123