How Transitional Care in Knoxville Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Through our specialized transitional care program, known as Ready-Set-Go Home, we at Visiting Angels® Knoxville are dedicating ourselves to the cause of reducing hospital readmissions among elderly adults. This program has been specifically designed to promote the best outcomes for seniors. Developed as a multi-pronged approach to care for older individuals undergoing a hospital discharge, Ready-Set-Go Home includes support while the senior is hospitalized as well as customized assistance at home.
What Causes Hospital Readmissions in Knoxville?
Many elderly adults experience reduced functionality after a hospital stay. While they may hope they can get back to their normal life quickly, this is rarely the case. In many instances, seniors find basic activities to be quite a challenge during the process of recovering from an illness or injury. This can limit their independence as well as their quality of life, and can also lead to the need for rehospitalization.
With as many as 20% of Medicare patients returning to the hospital only one month after their discharge, it's clear that seniors often require more support than they have access to following hospitalization. We're seeking to change that through our Ready-Set-Go Home program.
How Transitional Care From Visiting Angels Knoxville Helps
While seniors are still hospitalized, we provide them and their family members with our discharge planning guide. This helps them prepare for the upcoming transition and make a more comfortable return home. This guide can also be used to record details discussed with heath care providers and identify areas in which they may require assistance. One of our care representatives will also work with the senior's family to coordinate a plan of home care that addresses all of the senior's expected care requirements as well as their personal preferences.
As part of the next stage of transitional care, our team at Visiting Angels Knoxville delivers personalized in-home support while the senior recovers. Examples of services that are commonly requested under this type of care are mobility assistance, help with bathing or showering, and meal planning and preparation. Caregivers can also give gentle reminders to seniors about their medication schedules and follow-up appointments.
If your loved one will soon be discharged from the hospital, we encourage you to learn more about the services included in our Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care program at Visiting Angels Knoxville. We can meet with your family in Knoxville, Concord Farragut, Loudon, Concord, Lenoir City, Oak Ridge, or a nearby town for a free consultation.
Serving the Greater Knoxville Area including Anderson, Loudon & Roane Counties, TN
Visiting Angels KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE106 Debusk Ln
Knoxville, TN 37922