Transitional Care in Kansas City Helps Avoid Hospital Readmissions

Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care

While the hospital is a place for healing, it is also a disruption to the flow of everyday life. For a younger individual, bouncing back from a hospital stay may not be a problem, but for seniors, it can be extremely difficult. Unfortunately, when a senior returns home, there is normally a drop-off in support. After all, they've gone from having a team of medical professionals just a buzzer-call away, to having only family or friends to rely on for support. So how do you bridge the gap? Visiting Angels® Kansas City brings top-quality non-medical transitional care into your relative's home to help support them after a hospitalization. 

For seniors, the risk of readmission is especially high, so having strong support and resources available to them at home is crucial to preventing them from being readmitted. Without it, seniors are particularly prone to making preventable mistakes with their medications or failing to fully follow discharge instructions. They may even neglect their personal care by not resting or drinking enough fluids. Without transitional care, all of these risks, big and small, can force a senior to have to leave their beloved home and return to the hospital. 

Supporting Kansas City Seniors with Transitional Care

For every challenge your relative might face during their homecoming, there is a step than can be taken through transitional care to help them overcome it. At Visiting Angels Kansas City, our companion caregivers can be there from the very beginning to offer support to your loved one in the hospital and walking them through the discharge process with our Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care guide.

Back at home, we can be there to help with all tasks great and small that help keep them on the road to recovery. Some of the tasks transitional care commonly helps with include:

  • Washing and dressing assistance
  • Reminders to medications
  • Coordinating deliveries for any meals or medical equipment
  • Light housekeeping assistance
  • Preparing healthy meals that meet doctors' recommendations
  • Help with shopping, running errands and pick up prescriptions at the pharmacy
  • Friendly conversation and emotional support 

Kansas City's Transitional Care Experts

Visiting Angels Kansas City is committed to keeping seniors at home and out of the hospital through our exceptional transitional care services. We are proud to offer our services to families in Kansas City and the neighboring communities of Overland Park, Prairie Village, Lenexa, Leawood, Mission, and Shawnee, KS.

To reduce the risk of readmission for your loved one, call Visiting Angels Kansas City and request your free, in-home consultation for transitional care today. 

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