How Transitional Care in Grand Junction Reduces Hospital Readmissions

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Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care

Transitional care from Visiting Angels® Grand Junction CO is a valuable resource for seniors throughout Grand Junction, Fruita, Palisade, Redlands, and the surrounding communities. When someone is discharged from the hospital there is often more healing that needs to take place after they return home. Whether they are recovering from an illness, managing a new diagnosis, or healing after surgery, continued care at home is often necessary. A knowledgeable caregiver can assist your loved one with daily activities and provide post-hospital support.

For some seniors and disabled adults, failure to follow discharge instructions can lead to repeat trips to the hospital. In fact, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimate 1 in 5 seniors over the age of 65 will be readmitted to the hospital within the first 30 days. This is not only disappointing, it can be expensive. Transitional care from Visiting Angels Grand Junction can help your loved one continue their recovery at home and avoid the pitfalls of hospital readmission.

Common Causes of Hospital Readmission

You may be wondering if transitional care from Visiting Angels Grand Junction could be helpful for your loved ones. When it comes to hospital readmissions for seniors, there are several common causes. To help your loved one avoid repeat hospital stays it is important to understand the contributing factors. Some common causes include:

  • Failure to make and keep follow-up appointments
  • Missed physical therapy sessions
  • Not following a doctor prescribed meal plan
  • Missing medication doses or taking improperly
  • Exhaustion from disrupted sleep and meal schedules
  • Trouble walking which can lead to falls
  • Difficulty managing a new diagnosis

If you suspect any of these could potentially cause a problem for your loved one, transitional care from Visiting Angels Grand Junction can help.

How Transitional care from Visiting Angels Grand Junction helps

When it comes to transitional care, the caregivers from Visiting Angels Grand Junction can help your loved one in a variety of ways. Care will be based around your loved one's specific needs and can be adjusted when necessary. Some of the ways we frequently help include:

  • Providing medication monitoring and reminders
  • Planning and preparing dietary conscious meals
  • Assisting with walking and transferring
  • Dignified help for bathing and dressing
  • Transportation to appointments
  • Light housekeeping tasks
  • Running errands and shopping

If you have a loved one who is facing discharge after an inpatient hospital stay, call Visiting Angels Grand Junction and ask about our transitional care services. 

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