Transitional Elder Care Services in Kansas City, MO and Surrounding Areas

Visiting Angels of Kansas City's Elder Care Services Allow Seniors to Safely Transition from the Hospital to Their Home

Visiting Angels in Kansas City is a trusted provider of transitional care for seniors. Families throughout  Kansas City, Lee's Summit, Liberty, Belton, and the surrounding areas rely on us to help their loved ones make a successful transition from the hospital to their home. It is an unfortunate reality that nearly 1 in 5 seniors will be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days after discharge, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service. 

If your loved one is currently experiencing an inpatient hospital stay or is planning one in the future, our elder care services can be an important resource. Most hospital patients are anxious to return home as soon as possible. Having to return to the hospital after discharge can be disheartening and costly. Visiting Angels of Kansas City's elder care services can help your loved one in Kansas City or in the surrounding area follow discharge instructions, increasing their odds of a successful recovery without readmission. 

Common Causes of Hospital Readmission

To help your loved one avoid hospital readmission, Visiting Angels of Kansas City is well acquainted with transitional care and how it can address the common causes of repeat hospital stays. Some of the common causes of hospital readmission include:

  • Failure to follow a physician prescribed meal plan
  • Interrupted sleep schedules and exhaustion
  • Missing medication doses or taking them incorrectly
  • Falls due to limited mobility
  • Skipping follow-up appointments or therapy
  • Trouble managing an illness at home
  • Not following discharge instructions
  • Ignoring warning signs and symptoms

We can help your loved one avoid these risk factors with our care.

Visiting Angels of Kansas City

Elder care services can help your loved one in a variety of ways, both in the home and behind the scenes. We start by providing your loved one with a copy of our discharge planning guide while still in the hospital. We can also meet with the hospital's discharge planner to coordinate a smooth transition for your loved one. Once home, our care providers can help your loved one with home care activities such as medication reminders, meal preparation, walking, fall prevention, transportation, and more. Care coordinators from our agency can help arrange for food, medication, and equipment deliveries.

If you have a loved one in need of transitional care after a hospital stay, contact Visiting Angels of Kansas City today.

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