How Transitional Care in Houston Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Hearing that a loved one is going to be discharged from the hospital is often a positive thing. However, in many cases it also signals the need to start thinking about transitional care. As many seniors end up back at the hospital soon after their discharge, ensuring vulnerable individuals have the support they require to make a successful recovery is essential. Visiting Angels® Houston is here to help with our Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care program. This program minimizes elderly adults’ risk of rehospitalization and gives them and their concerned family members much-needed assistance.
Why Is Transitional Care Important?
The statistics for hospital readmissions among seniors are staggering. Almost 1 in 5 elderly adults on Medicare return to the hospital within 30 days of leaving. Often, these rehospitalizations are preventable. Sometimes elderly adults simply need a helping hand with implementing their doctors’ advice, whether that means taking medications on time, remembering to drink fluids, or eating healthy meals. A professional transitional care provider from Visiting Angels Houston can assist with all of these tasks and more.
How Visiting Angels Houston Helps
Our Ready-Set-Go Home program consists of a three-prong approach to care to give elderly adults the best chance at a successful recovery following a hospital discharge. We set the stage for a smooth transition by meeting with seniors and their family members at the hospital and equipping them with our Ready-Set-Go Home discharge planning guide. In doing so, we support them with coordinating care following the discharge, prompt them to pose important questions to physicians, and prepare them for the many changes that lie ahead.
The next step is to deliver in-home care for the senior in the weeks or months following their discharge. Our services can include help with a wide variety of tasks depending on the specific challenges the senior is facing. From mobility support and walking assistance to help with bathing and grooming or transportation to doctors’ appointments, our care providers are ready to give seniors and their family caregivers crucial support during this transitional period.
As our caregivers deliver personalized services to their care recipients, our office staff members work behind the scenes to pinpoint high risk cases and provide resources for the caregiving process. Every step of the way, our clients know they can turn to us for support with caring for their loved one and reducing their risk of a hospital readmission.
Call Visiting Angels Houston today to learn more about transitional care! We offer free consultations in Houston, Bellaire, Clutch City, Klein, Gridiron, Oak Ridge North, Shenandoah, and throughout the surrounding areas.
Serving Bellaire, Clutch City, Gridiron, Houston, Klein, Oak Ridge North, Shenandoah, and the surrounding communities
Visiting Angels HOUSTON, TEXAS218 Noble #2
Spring, TX 77373