How Transitional Care in Hilton Head Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
When a loved one is in the hospital, your mind may go into overdrive with concerns about their well-being. One concern many families have in this situation is how they can help a loved one avoid the cycle of hospital admission and discharge that is so common among seniors. Transitional care can address these concerns by assisting the senior with their needs prior to discharge and during recovery. At Visiting Angels® Hilton Head, we've built an entire program around transitional care called Ready-Set-Go Home.
Seniors who have a caregiver to support them as they follow their doctors' instructions and get back into the routine of normal life can avoid preventable complications and extend their time at home. Simultaneously, their loved ones can have relief from worry and feel confident about the future.
What Causes Hospital Readmissions?
Elderly adults who are set to be discharged from the hospital may look forward to their return home and assume they can jump back into their daily rhythms. However, a hospital stay can take a toll on their energy levels as well as their mobility. When they lack the energy or ability to do basic tasks that are key to their well-being, they may run into complications that make a return to the hospital inevitable.
As nearly 1 in 5 Medicare beneficiaries experience rehospitalization in 30 or fewer days after being discharged, this issue is all too prevalent among older adults. Taking the initiative to ensure your loved one is prepared for the transition ahead can make a significant difference in the outcome of their recovery.
How Our Transitional Care Program Helps Seniors in Hilton Head
With Ready-Set-Go Home, we follow a three-prong approach to transitional care that covers a vast range of needs. Starting at the hospital, we discuss the discharge process with seniors and their families and give them important resources to review as they consider the changes ahead. Next, our compassionate care providers deliver personalized services at seniors' homes. Care recipients can benefit from help with bathing, cooking, remembering medications, going to follow-up appointments, and other essential tasks. The final prong in our approach concerns the work of our diligent staff, who facilitate a smooth transition and coordinate logistics.
Learn how you can set up transitional care for a loved one in Hilton Head, Beaufort, Hardeeville, Bluffton, Saint Helena Island, or the surrounding areas. Call Visiting Angels Hilton Head for a free consultation.
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