transitional care in Shoreline

Transitional Care in Shoreline Helps Avoid Hospital Readmissions

The risk of hospital readmissions is high among seniors, with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services putting that number at 20%. The good news is that with our transitional care program – designed for Shoreline, WA's seniors – we can care for your loved one after a hospital stay, right at home. Our services from Visiting Angels® Kirkland will enable them to rest, recover, and heal, all to reduce the risk of complications and readmissions.

What Causes Hospital Readmissions?

As a local Shoreline provider of transitional care, Visiting Angels Kirkland knows there are many different reasons that hospital readmissions occur. Some of the most common ones include:

  • Disrupted eating and sleeping during a hospital stay and ensuing exhaustion
  • Not following discharge instructions
  • Skipping follow-up appointments with doctors and other caregivers
  • Struggling to manage a serious condition at home due to age-related difficulties
  • Forgetting to take medications or not taking them in proper doses

How Transitional Care Helps Shoreline's Seniors

With the transitional care program from Visiting Angels Kirkland, Shoreline families can address readmission issues with compassionate and knowledgeable care in the home. Our approach is a three-pronged one that includes:

  • Collaboration at the hospital. At Visiting Angels Kirkland, our transitional care begins in the Shoreline hospital, where we can visit your loved one and also provide a copy of our "Ready-Set-Go Home" planning guide. This offers important questions to ask to ensure your loved one has the information they need for a successful recovery at home, from when to take medications to appointment times and special dietary needs. Visiting Angels Kirkland can also collaborate with the hospital discharge planner to make sure your loved one gets the right level of transitional care in their Shoreline home. 
  • Care in the home. Once your loved one is home, our caregivers can meet a variety of physical needs, from help with bathing to cooking nutritious meals. Our Angels can also keep a close eye on your relative, looking for any issues or concerns that could arise – such as not taking medications or missing appointments. They will then promptly report back to one of our supervisors so issues gets addressed quickly. 
  • Back-end support. In our Shoreline office, our transitional care team has a variety of tools and resources on hand that they can use to benefit your loved one during their recovery. For instance, we can offer medication, food, and equipment delivery services.

Ready to learn more about Shoreline, WA's choice for transitional care services? Call Visiting Angels Kirkland today and schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. In addition to Shoreline, our transitional care services are also available in many surrounding communities, including North Seattle, Ballard, and Lake City.

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