Avoiding Hospital Readmissions Through Quality Home Care Solutions from Visiting Angels Frankenmuth

Through the Ready-Set-Go Home program, we help seniors in Frankenmuth, Bay City, Saginaw and surrounding areas in MI recover at home and avoid being readmitted to the hospital through quality home care solutions

The Ready-Set-Go-Home program from Visiting Angels® Frankenmuth provides transitional care to elderly and disabled adults. We support families throughout the Tri-Cities, or Great Lakes Bay area, so their loved ones can have a smooth transition after an inpatient hospital stay. The risk for repeat hospital stays is highest during the first 30 days following hospital discharge and our non-medical transitional care from Visiting Angels Frankenmuth can help lower the risk.

While families are often focused on getting their loved ones out of the hospital and back home as soon as possible, they are not always aware of the risks of readmission. There are many factors to consider once your loved one is discharged from the hospital and it can be challenging to keep track of everything. Quality home care solutions from Visiting Angels Frankenmuth can help your loved one avoid becoming one of the nearly 2.6 million seniors per year who are readmitted within the first month after discharge.

Why Hospital Readmissions Occur

The transitional care providers from Visiting Angels Frankenmuth are knowledgeable regarding common risk factors which contribute to repeat hospital stays. To help your loved one avoid the frustration and expense of hospital readmission, it is important to first understand why hospital readmissions occur. Some of the contributing factors include:

  • Missed medication doses or improper use
  • Lack of assistance for restricted mobility
  • Increased fall risks
  • Inability to follow a prescribed meal plan
  • Difficulty getting to follow-up visits
  • Lack of follow-through with therapy
  • Exhaustion due to disrupted sleep schedules
  • Trouble managing an illness or chronic condition at home

The cost of hospital readmissions is over $26 billion per year. Transitional care from Visiting Angels Frankenmuth can help your loved one avoid expensive readmission.

How Quality Home Care Solutions from Visiting Angels Can Help Seniors in Frankenmuth and Surrounding Communities

There are many ways transitional care from Visiting Angels Frankenmuth can help your loved one upon discharge. While your family member or loved one is still at the hospital, we can visit and provide you with a copy of our discharge planning guide. This guide can help your loved one manage risks by being aware of concerning symptoms, follow-up appointments, home equipment, dietary needs, and prescription instructions.

Once home, our caregivers can assist your loved one with:

  • Bathing, dressing, and toileting
  • Mobility assistance and fall prevention
  • Preparing dietary conscious meals
  • Transportation to doctor's visits
  • Medication monitoring
  • Running errands

Contact our office in Frankenmuth, MI, today to learn more about our quality home care solutions.

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