How Transitional Care in Brighton Reduces Hospital Readmissions

Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care in Brighton

When a loved one is returning home from a hospital stay, the last thing anyone wants to think about is readmission. But it's more common than you might think, especially among seniors. If your loved one lives in Brighton and is expecting to be discharged from the hospital, transitional care from Visiting Angels® Livingston - Oakland can provide the support they need to recover and avoid costly readmission. 

Visiting Angels Livingston - Oakland is proud to offer top-quality transitional care for seniors in Brighton, Novi, Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Northville, Commerce, and the surrounding communities. 

Common Causes of Readmission Without Transitional Care in Brighton

When someone is released from the hospital, the first thought is that they are well enough to go home. After all, the doctors signed off and gave the green light. So why is the risk of readmission so high for seniors, especially within the first 30 days? 

Many factors can contribute to an increased risk of readmission. Some of the most common for seniors include:

  • Failing to follow through with hospital discharge instructions
  • Ignoring or hiding warning signs that something is wrong
  • Not taking medications on time, or taking the wrong dose
  • Skipping prescribed therapies or follow-up appointments 
  • Lack of physical hygiene due to physical restrictions
  • Exhaustion from trying to jump back into their routine too fast

Transitional Care From Visiting Angels Livingston - Oakland Helps Seniors in Brighton

At Visiting Angels Livingston - Oakland, we help seniors avoid hospital readmissions with transitional care. We call it Ready-Set-Go Home, and it's a three-pronged approach that gives seniors in Brighton the care they need exactly when they need it: 

  1. At the hospital.
    For a smooth transition home, our services begin at the hospital. We'll visit with your loved one, meet with the discharge team, and provide our discharge planning guide. It reviews hurdles your loved one may face after release and gives families insight into what to expect after a hospital release. 
  2. At home.
    After discharge, we will be by your loved one's side for help and encouragement. Our caregivers can assist with personal hygiene and can provide a steady hand for safe mobility around the home. They can also remind your loved one to drink fluids and follow hospital discharge instructions. For added peace of mind, caregivers will also let you know if they notice a change in behavior or health.
  3. From our office.
    While your loved one is awaiting discharge or recovering at home with the support of a caregiver, our office staff in Brighton is available to provide "behind the scenes" care. From arranging medical equipment deliveries and picking up prescriptions to grocery shopping and running errands for the family caregiver, we are here to support your loved one's recovery. 

Ready to learn more about our transitional care services for seniors in the Brighton area? Call Visiting Angels Livingston - Oakland today at 810-844-0210 to schedule a no-cost consultation. 

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