How Transitional Care in Grand Rapids Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
With Ready-Set-Go Home, seniors can experience the dedicated transitional care services they need to make a swift recovery following a stay at the hospital. At Visiting Angels® Grand Rapids, our compassionate caregivers work to boost the well-being of elderly adults and minimize their risk of returning to the hospital after being discharged. If you have a loved one who will soon be sent home from the hospital, consider getting started with our care. These services can be provided for those living in Grand Rapids, Caledonia, Comstock Park, Ada, East Grand Rapids, Grandville, Kentwood, Wyoming, and nearby communities.
Understanding the Importance of Transitional Care in Grand Rapids
Preventable hospital readmissions often occur because seniors are unable to follow through with their doctors’ instructions. A lack of energy, mobility limitations, and related issues can make even the most basic tasks challenging for elderly adults during the recovery process. Unfortunately, this can lead to complications that ultimately result in re-hospitalization.
Re-hospitalization is particularly concerning for individuals of advanced age. Among seniors on Medicare who are discharged from the hospital, nearly 1 in 5 are readmitted within 30 days. These seniors have a much lower likelihood of making a full recovery than those who are able to recover at home.
How Visiting Angels Grand Rapids Helps
As elderly adults are readmitted to the hospital all too frequently, we’ve created a specific home care program to reduce the likelihood care recipients will require re-hospitalization. Our services are based on a three-prong approach to care that provides comprehensive support for both care recipients and their concerned family members.
This approach includes:
- Care that starts at the hospital. We initiate care while the senior is in the hospital to ensure they have every advantage during the transition home. We act as a source of guidance and support for families and assist with planning and preparing for the upcoming discharge.
- Care that helps seniors stay home. Upon the senior’s arrival home, our caregivers conduct monitoring and offer assistance, including help with basic activities of daily living and reminders to take medications.
- Care from our local office. Our local office can arrange deliveries, provide important reminders, and coordinate other elements of care. Our staff members utilize vital tools and resources to identify at-risk seniors and provide additional support as needed.
Are you ready to arrange transitional care for a loved one? Get in touch with Visiting Angels Grand Rapids today to set up a no-cost consultation!
Serving Grand Rapids Area and Communities in Kent County, Michigan.
Visiting Angels GRAND RAPIDS, MI1514 Wealthy St SE #270
Grand Rapids, MI 49506