How Transitional Care in Lorain Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
When a loved one has spent time in the hospital and is preparing for their return home, careful discharge planning is essential. Only by ensuring your loved one has the support they need at home can you have confidence in their ability to avoid an untimely return to the hospital. With transitional care from the senior care experts at Visiting Angels® Lorain, you'll have access to resources and reliable in-home care that will support your loved one through the discharge and recovery process.
What Causes Hospital Readmissions in Lorain?
The causes of hospital readmissions vary case by case, but when elderly adults are involved, it is clear certain factors contribute to their rehospitalization.
Here are some issues that can increase a senior's likelihood of experiencing hospital readmission:
- Cognitive issues. Whether from a memory disorder, general cognitive decline, or exhaustion-induced brain fog, any issues that could prevent your loved one from remembering to take medications or follow through on their doctors' orders are a significant concern.
- Mobility limitations. Seniors who have trouble moving around the house on their own may avoid doing tasks that are essential to a full recovery.
- Exhaustion. While your loved one may look forward to returning home, their former energy levels may not return for quite some time. Those who are tired following an illness or injury could have trouble coping with their normal daily routines.
- Living alone. Seniors who do not have a reliable source of care at home may struggle to manage their recovery.
How Our Transitional Care Services Help
Transitional care doesn't begin when the senior is discharged from the hospital. To provide our care recipients with the best chances of a smooth recovery, our team at Visiting Angels Lorain starts providing care before they return home. That's why we call our transitional care program Ready-Set-Go Home: we help pave the way for a successful transition from hospital to home and prepare seniors for the many challenges the recovery process could bring.
After delivering in-hospital assistance that helps the senior comfortably return home, we assist them with their needs through in-home care. Caregivers can help out in numerous ways, and we design customized care plans focusing on the specific level of support each senior requires as they get back into the swing of things at home.
Ready-Set-Go Home is available for elderly adults in Lorain, Amherst, Avon Lake, Elyria, North Ridgeville, Vermilion, and throughout the surrounding areas. Contact Visiting Angels Lorain today to request a free transitional care consultation.
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