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Transitional Care in Shoreline: What You Need to Know

If you have an elderly loved one who will soon be discharged from an inpatient hospital stay, it pays to be prepared. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services predict that nearly a quarter of a million Medicare recipients will be readmitted to the hospital within the first 30 days. This can occur for many reasons including an inability to follow discharge instructions, failure to take medications in the proper doses, missing therapy appointments or follow-up visits, or not taking it easy during recovery. Transitional care from Visiting Angels® Kirkland WA can help your loved one in the Shoreline area follow discharge instructions and support them in their continued recovery.

Transitional care in Shoreline from Visiting Angels Kirkland is an important link between the hospital and your loved one's recovery. While family members may offer to pitch-in and help a loved one after they return home, a professional caregiver knows what to look out for in terms of risk factors. Additionally, we can help your loved one with daily activities to make continued recovery at home simpler. 

Do I Need Transitional Care in Shoreline?

If you are unsure whether to seek transitional care services in the Shoreline area, ask yourself the following questions:

provider of transitional care in Shoreline standing with elderly woman
  • Is my loved one going to need mobility assistance once they return home?
  • Will my loved one be trying to manage multiple medications?
  • Will my family member be learning to cope with a new diagnosis?
  • Does my loved one live alone or spend most of their time alone?
  • Is it going to be a challenge for my loved one to get to follow-up appointments?
  • Will my loved one be required to follow a physician prescribed meal plan?
  • Would my family have peace of mind knowing our loved one has professional care?

If you are able to answer "yes" to these questions then there is a good chance transitional care from our companion caregivers in Shoreline can help.

How Visiting Angels Kirkland Helps

There are countless ways the transitional care providers from Visiting Angels Kirkland can help your loved one in Shoreline. Your loved one's services will be based on their particular situation. Some services which are often found to be helpful include:

  • Planning and preparing meals
  • Walking and transferring aid
  • Medication monitoring and reminders
  • Help getting to appointments
  • Bathing and dressing assistance
  • Aid for mobility and toileting
  • Light housekeeping tasks

Call Visiting Angels Kirkland today and ask how our transitional care can help your loved one in Shoreline after discharge. 

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