How Transitional Care in Huntington Reduces Hospital Readmissions
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Transitional care from Visiting Angels® Huntington is designed to help seniors make a successful recovery at home after an extended hospital stay. This program includes a multi-faceted approach to reducing hospital readmissions, including support while seniors are at the hospital and at home.
As seniors are at major risk of being readmitted to the hospital in the 30 days following a discharge, transitional care can be an incredibly important part of their recovery. Roughly 20% of discharged seniors on Medicare end up back at the hospital within the first month of being sent home, which is why it’s crucial to provide this age group with the resources they need to avoid readmissions.
The Causes of Readmissions and Importance of Transitional Care
One of the biggest causes of hospital readmissions among seniors is the inability to adhere to doctors’ instructions. After a serious injury or illness, older individuals can find it difficult to complete many basic tasks on their own. As a result, they are not always able to follow doctors’ orders. Without taking the appropriate steps to maintain their own well-being, they often experience major setbacks in their recovery, including readmission to the hospital.
With the support of our dedicated transitional care providers at Visiting Angels Huntington, seniors can increase their odds of recovery. In addition, our customizable services give concerned family members peace of mind and much-needed support with the senior’s transition from hospital to home.
How Visiting Angels Huntington Can Help
Below are the steps we take to reduce hospital readmissions through our transitional care services:
- In-hospital support. We begin by providing care for seniors before they even leave the hospital. We help families plan and prepare for the discharge and offer valuable information during this crucial process.
- In-home support. Next, our caregivers provide an array of services to keep seniors safe and comfortable while recovering at home. Caregivers also act as an extra pair of “eyes and ears,” monitoring care recipients’ well-being and notifying family caregivers of concerning changes or behaviors.
- Support from our office. The staff members at our local office work to identify high-risk clients and offer ongoing support for both caregivers and seniors. For example, they can help schedule medication and appointment reminders, coordinate medication deliveries, and facilitate other important tasks.
Do you have a loved one who will soon be discharged from the hospital in Huntington, Alltizer, Barboursville, Culloden, Milton, or a community in the surrounding areas? Contact Visiting Angels Huntington today to set up a free transitional care consultation.
Serving Huntington, Barboursville, Milton and the Surrounding Areas
Visiting Angels HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA646 Central Ave #A
Barboursville, WV 25504