How Transitional Care in Danville VA Reduces Hospital Readmissions

Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care

At Visiting Angels® Danville VA, we know how difficult it is for families when a loved one is hospitalized. Our Ready-Set-Go Home program is designed to help seniors and their families find comfort and support during what can often be a difficult time. Transitional care provides the support seniors need to successfully move back home after a hospital stay. 

Common Causes of Hospital Readmission

Many families find it surprising to learn that nearly 20% of seniors discharged from the hospital are re-hospitalized within 30 days. Coming home after a hospital stay shouldn't be filled with risks, but it is for many seniors. Having to navigate stairs, keeping up with cooking and household tasks, managing doctor's orders regarding recovery, and other activities can become difficult; especially if your loved one is not yet at 100% and needs help to manage all of these activities. This is where transitional care from Visiting Angels Danville VA comes in to help.

How Visiting Angels Danville VA Can Help

Whether your loved one is in the hospital for surgery, illness, or another reason, coming home is a time to breathe a sigh of relief. But that doesn't mean your loved one won't need support. In fact, often, seniors need more support after a hospital stay than at other times. So how can transitional care from our agency in Danville VA help? At Visiting Angels Danville VA, we take a three-prong approach to providing our care.

First, we can start by meeting with your loved one at the hospital prior to discharge. Getting a feel for the type of assistance your loved one will need prior to leaving for home is a good way to ensure that we are prepared to provide the type of care they need at home. We even offer a discharge planning guide that can help your loved one and family members to know what questions to ask of doctors so that you have a full understanding of what additional care will be required at home.

Once your loved one has returned home, we can help with a wide range of tasks and activities that allow your loved one to concentrate on resting, recuperating, and continuing the healing process. Our transitional care services from Visiting Angels Danville VA can provide assistance with:

  • Bathing and dressing
  • Medication reminders
  • Transportation to follow up or therapy appointments
  • Healthy meal preparation and grocery shopping
  • Light housekeeping assistance
  • Friendly conversation and companionship

Finally, our office teams can provide additional support that complements our caregiver's work. Our team of dedicated professionals will be on the look out for signs that your loved one may be at risk for readmission. We can also facilitate updates with family members who do not live locally.

If you are interested in learning more about transitional care, we invite you to call our office in Danville VA. We are here to answer your questions and help your loved one get started with care.

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