How Transitional Care in Harrisburg Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Ready-Set-Go Home is the name of the transitional care program we offer at Visiting Angels® Harrisburg. We’ve created this set of services to support elderly adults with making a smooth transition home after a hospital stay, minimizing their risk of a readmission. These services take a three-prong approach to care that promotes care recipients’ overall well-being and helps them gradually get back into the groove of life at home. That way, they can remain where they most want to be for as long as possible.
Why is Transitional Care Important?
Almost 20% of older adults on Medicare return to the hospital within only one month of being discharged. As hospitalizations are stressful and expensive for both seniors and their loved ones, they should be avoided whenever possible. In addition, many elderly adults experience a decline in functionality with multiple hospitalizations. As a result, they struggle to gain their previous levels of independence and sometimes never make a full recovery.
When seniors return home after a hospital stay, it’s quite common for them to feel weak and even exhausted. This can cause even the most basic tasks, such as adhering to medication schedules, preparing nutritious meals, and bathing, to be overwhelming. The problem is seniors must be able to complete these tasks in order to maintain their well-being and avoid the need for rehospitalization.
Transitional care provides elderly adults with the essential support they need to follow the checklist provided by their doctors prior to discharge. With the compassionate assistance of a professional caregiver from Visiting Angels Harrisburg, seniors can have confidence about the recovery process and prevent complications that could lead to a readmission.
How Visiting Angels Harrisburg Helps
While patients are still in the hospital, we provide them with our Ready-Set-Go Home discharge guide. This detailed guide outlines important preparations and instructs patients on crucial questions they should ask their physicians before their discharge. We also discuss care plans with seniors and their families to ensure the senior will have the specific forms of support they require upon their return home.
We then provide care recipients with individualized care at home that helps them go about their daily routines and encourages the best outcomes. In addition to delivering this in-home assistance, we also provide support from our office through the use of innovative tools that facilitate high-quality care and a smooth recovery.
Book your free transitional care consultation in Harrisburg, Lower Paxton, Mechanicsburg, Lebanon, New Cumberland, Swatara, West Hanover, or a nearby town. Call Visiting Angels Harrisburg today!
Serving Harrisburg and Dauphin and Cumberland Counties, PA
Visiting Angels HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA4607 Locust Lane Suite 5
Harrisburg, PA 17109