Transitional Care in Jackson Helps Avoid Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
One out of every five seniors discharged from a U.S. hospital will be readmitted within 30 days for reasons unrelated to their initial stay. Expensive, exhausting and delaying recovery, hospital readmissions are easily preventable with Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care from Visiting Angels® Jackson.
Most return hospital stays for seniors are not related to their initial hospital stay. Difficulty managing at home alone after a hospital stay and the lack of a transitional care plan are two primary reasons that seniors often return to a Jackson area hospital so quickly after discharge. Readmissions can also occur due to several factors including:
- Exhaustion from constant interruptions and unfamiliar surroundings while in the hospital
- Failing to follow hospital discharge instructions
- Neglecting to take new medications
- Missing follow up medical appointments
At Visiting Angels Jackson, our comprehensive Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care program eliminates these triggers by providing professional caregivers who are adept at assisting with transitional care. Our compassionate transitional care providers collaborate with doctors and hospital staff to get a full understanding of our client's needs before they head home.
Given during a hospital stay, the Visiting Angels Jackson Discharge Planning Guide provides a list of essential transitional care questions for patients and families to discuss with doctors before being discharged. Upon returning home, The Guide can be used by all transitional care providers, including family caregivers, as a checklist, reference guide, and to make notes to follow up with doctors. The Guide helps keep everyone up to date, and it’s also helpful at doctor appointments to report progress.
Ready–Set–Go Home Transitional Care Services
With a goal to prevent hospital readmissions whenever possible, here are some of the non-medical transitional care services that Visiting Angels Jackson offers seniors so they can relax and recuperate in the comfort of their home:
- Monitoring medications, incorporating new medications and providing reminders
- Escorting to follow up and doctor appointments
- Arranging pharmacy and special equipment deliveries
- Grocery shopping and running errands
- Preparing healthy meals or special diets per doctor’s instructions
- Observing fluid intake to prevent dehydration
- Bathing and dressing assistance
- Light housecleaning
- Transferring assistance
- Compatible companionship
If you have a loved one who is scheduled to go into the hospital or on their way home after a hospital stay, Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care can help. We are proud to work with families in Jackson, Ridgeland, Madison, Brandon, and Flowood, MS.
Call Visiting Angels Jackson today to schedule a no-cost transitional care consultation.
Serving Jackson Metro and the Surrounding Areas
Visiting Angels JACKSON, MS4394 Mangum Dr
Flowood, MS 39232