How Transitional Care Helps Seniors in Jonesboro, GA and Surrounding Areas Reduce Hospital Readmissions

At Visiting Angels Jonesboro, our transitional care program focuses on helping seniors in Jonesboro, Morrow, Ellenwood, Riverdale, Atlanta and surrounding Georgia communities reduce their likelihood of being readmitted to the hospital with quality home care solutions

Older adults who have been hospitalized generally cannot wait to get back to the comfort of their own home. However, although their home will bring them a lot of comfort, it can be a very unsafe place, particularly if they do not have any outside help. In instances like this, the Ready-Set-Go Home program from Visiting Angels Jonesboro can make a huge difference in the life of a recently discharged senior. If your loved one is in the process of transitioning back home, do not wait. Get them the help they need right now.

The reason our homes can be a dangerous place for us following a hospitalization is because, if we do not have the help we need, we can be rehospitalized very soon thereafter. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS), as many as 20 percent of older adults end right back up in the hospital within a month of being discharged from the hospital. We have helped thousands of seniors avoid this in Jonesboro, GA and across the country. We can help your loved one, as well.

How the Ready-Set-Go Home Program Helps Lower the Risk of Hospital Readmission

If you are worried about your loved one, the good news is that there are plenty of ways to lower their risk of readmission. As part of our Ready-Set-Go Home program, we can help prevent the following:

  • Problems that arise in at home management of an illness;
  • General fatigue that comes from a prolonged hospital stay;
  • Lack of following doctor’s orders;
  • Missing post-hospitalization medical appointments;
  • Not taking prescribed medications on time.

Helping Seniors in Jonesboro and Surrounding Areas Recover at Home with Transitional Care

What sets our Ready-Set-Go Home program apart from other similar transitional care programs is our three-pronged approach. This approach helps lowers risk factors, allowing your loved one to successfully avoid going back to the hospital.

These are the steps we take to help your loved one avoid readmission:

  • Before your loved one leaves the hospital, we ensure a seamless transition by working with their hospital discharge coordinator. We want to be as ready as possible to provide the sort of care our clients will need in the period to come.
  • Next, we provide quality in-home care, ensuring our clients recover in a compassionate, supportive environment.
  • Our office staff coordinate behind the scenes and track your senior loved one's progress.

To find out more about transitional care in Jonesboro, GA, please give us a call at 678-883-7217 or fill out our contact form today!

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