How Our Home Care Aides Help Prevent Hospital Readmissions in McKinney, TX

Visiting Angels offers home care aides who can help your loved one follow their recovery and rehabilitation care plan at home in McKinney, Plano, Frisco, Allen, and the surrounding areas of Collin County, Texas

The first 30 days following a hospital stay due to an illness, injury or operation are the most crucial for elderly adults. It is in this time period that most seniors are readmitted to the hospital. One study suggests that as much as 20 percent of seniors are likely to return to the hospital within a month of admission.

At Visiting Angels McKinney, our Ready-Set-Go Home Program aims to lower hospital re-admissions for seniors. This in-home senior care program provides our clients with compassionate and professional non-medical care during the period following a hospital discharge. Through our services, we can help the family and the client transition from the hospital stay to staying safely in their home.

Supporting Your Recovery Plan at Home

For most of us, following a doctor's recommendations after a hospital stay is the obvious solution to preventing readmission. But for seniors with limited mobility, dementia, or other limitations, it may not be so simple. Many seniors face unique challenges that are exacerbated following a hospital stay. Even otherwise healthy adults often need assistance with bathing, mobility, and medication reminders following a hospital stay. It is during this time that your loved one needs outside support – something Visiting Angels McKinney is qualified to provide!

How Our Home Care Aides Can Help

Our hospital-to-home transitional care program uses a 3-prong approach to reduce your elderly loved one’s chances of being readmitted back to the hospital. These include:

  • At the Hospital – While still at the hospital, the Ready-Set-Go-Home program can begin. Our caregivers can help provide the support that the elderly client needs, including listening to the orders of medical staff and picking up prescriptions. We can also help with the discharge process, making sure your loved one is transported home safely
  • In Your Home – Safety and wellness at home is our number one priority. Our home care aides can assist with all non-medical activities of daily living including bathing, toileting, mobility assistance, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminds, and transportation to follow-up appointments.
  • From Our Office – Behind each compassionate, skilled and knowledgeable caregiver is our team of care coordinators at Visiting Angels McKinney. We are there to help both the caregiver, the client, and the client’s family to coordinate appointments, care schedules, and ensure satisfaction and comfort.

If you would like to learn more about how our home care aides can support your loved one’s recovery following a hospital stay, please contact our office in McKinney, TX today. Every care plan is customized to meet each client’s needs – whether it is part-time recovery care or long term chronic care management, we’re here to help.

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