How Transitional Care in Long Beach Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Ready-Set-Go Home is our comprehensive transitional care program for elderly adults in the Long Beach area who could use a little support with an upcoming hospital discharge. At Visiting Angels® Long Beach, we know how crucial it is for seniors to avoid preventable hospital readmissions whenever possible. Our services offer elderly adults and their stressed family members the professional support they require to successfully transition home after a hospital stay and get on their way to a solid recovery.
Why is Transitional Care Important?
There are a number of reasons why a senior may be readmitted to the hospital after returning home, but one of the most common ones is an inability to follow through with their health care providers’ instructions. After a hospital stay, seniors lack energy, feel weak, and lose mental clarity. Sometimes, they need some external support to do important things like drink fluids regularly, follow detailed medication schedules, bathe, and prepare healthy meals.
Unfortunately, nearly 1 in 5 patients on Medicare are rehospitalized within 30 days of being discharged. Such a rehospitalization can have a negative effect on their trajectory to recovery. Typically, readmissions lead to a further loss of independence and a lowered chance of ever fully recovering.
How Visiting Angels Long Beach Helps
We’re seeking to change these statistics through our transitional care program. To ensure seniors are set up for success from the start, we begin providing care before the discharge takes place. We give care recipients and their family members our Ready-Set-Go Home discharge guide to help them prepare for the return home, coordinate care, and communicate with health care providers. We also take the time to visit care recipients in the hospital and make sure they have a detailed plan in place for the upcoming transition.
Upon seniors’ return home, our caregivers help out in various ways. They can act as an extra pair of eyes and ears to monitor the senior and provide medication reminders. They can also cook nutritious meals and snacks and assist with physically challenging tasks like bathing and grooming. We create personalized transitional care plans for each senior to make certain the care they receive reflects the activities they have most difficulty completing on their own.
Learn more about setting up transitional care for a loved one in Long Beach, Cypress, Huntington Beach, Lakewood, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach, or nearby community. Contact Visiting Angels Long Beach to request your free consultation.
Serving Long Beach to Seal Beach, CA and the Adjoining Communities
Visiting Angels LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA4500 E Pacific Coast Hwy #120
Long Beach, CA 90804
Phone: 562-225-8106 & 714-206-0018
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