At Home Care Services to Reduce Hospital Readmission In and Around Joplin, MO

Visiting Angels' At Home Care Services Helps Seniors Transition Home from a Hospital Stay in Joplin, Carthage, and the Surrounding Area

Transitional care from Visiting Angels of Joplin is a valued resource for elderly and disabled adults throughout Carthage, Neosho, Lamar, Monett, Mt. Vernon, and the surrounding communities. When seniors are admitted to the hospital, the focus is often on getting well enough to be discharged. However, discharge is not the end of the healing process. To continue healing at home, seniors need ongoing support while they recover. 

Visiting Angels of Joplin is experienced at providing transitional care to seniors and the disabled. We offer non-medical at home care services to help seniors avoid the expense and frustration of hospital readmission. The first 30 days after discharge pose the highest risk of readmission for seniors. Our personalized care and attention can help your loved one get through the first month after discharge without repeat hospital trips.

Common Causes of Hospital Readmission

There are many reasons why a loved one may be readmitted to the hospital after discharge. An inability to follow discharge instructions is the biggest contributor to hospital readmission. Seniors often assume once they get home they are in the clear and may be hesitant to ask for assistance. However, transitional at home care services from Visiting Angels of Joplin can make the transition from hospital to home smoother and easier to manage.

Some of the common reasons why seniors may be readmitted to the hospital include:

  • Trouble adhering to a physician prescribed meal plan
  • Lack of assistance for limited mobility and walking
  • Failure to follow doctor's discharge instructions
  • Missing follow-up appointments or therapies
  • Skipping medication doses or taking incorrectly

How Visiting Angels of Joplin Helps

Visiting Angels of Joplin provides customized transitional at home care services to seniors in our community. We can assist your loved one in a variety of ways, starting in the hospital. At your request, our care coordinator can meet with your loved one and discuss discharge planning. We can help prepare your loved one's home for their return by grocery shopping and coordinating medical equipment and supplies.

Some specific transitional care services which Visiting Angels of Joplin can provide include:

  • Walking and mobility assistance
  • Preparing dietary conscious meals
  • Transportation to follow-up appointments
  • Medication reminders and monitoring
  • Transferring and fall prevention
  • Help with bathing and dressing
  • Performing light housekeeping tasks
  • Running errands and grocery shopping
  • Providing joyful companionship

If you have a loved one who has been hospitalized or will be in the future, call Visiting Angels of Joplin today and ask about our transitional at home care.

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