How Transitional Care in Memphis Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Are you worried about your loved one making a return to the hospital after their upcoming discharge? Hospital readmissions are common for elderly adults, and all too often they lead to a string of repeat rehospitalizations that are not only stressful, but also costly. This cycle of readmission can hinder seniors' independence and ultimately limit their ability to fully recover. However, with the dedicated support of a professional transitional care provider from Visiting Angels® Memphis, your loved one can look forward to a successful recovery and more time in the comfort of their home's familiar surroundings.
What Causes Readmissions for Seniors?
Every older individual is different and can encounter various complications as they attempt to recover from their hospital stay at home. However, there is often a common thread among seniors who are readmitted to the hospital. For many, the difference between fully recovering at home and being rehospitalized is a helping hand with daily activities. When seniors are discharged from the hospital, they can feel completely exhausted, weak, and even unmotivated. Simply having assistance with day-to-day routines and properly following their doctors' instructions can promote their well-being and minimize their risk of rehospitalization.
How Our Transitional Care Program Helps Seniors in Memphis
Because our transitional care program helps lay a solid foundation for a seamless recovery, we've dubbed it Ready-Set-Go Home. This program begins with professional support at the hospital through in-hospital visits from our care coordinators. We realize families may feel stressed and overwhelmed while their loved one is hospitalized, and our advice and guidance can help give them peace of mind about the weeks and months ahead. We offer families our Ready-Set-Go Home discharge planning guide, encourage them to have detailed conversations with their loved one's physicians, and use their input to develop a personalized plan of care.
Our caregivers for the Memphis area use this plan of care to deliver services tailored to seniors' individual needs. Our transitional care plans often include help with meal preparation and housekeeping, support with bathing and grooming, mobility assistance, and reliable reminders about taking medications. Caregivers can also provide seniors with safe transportation to follow-up appointments and monitor them for significant changes in their well-being that could precede complications.
If you have a loved one in the hospital in Memphis, Bartlett, Collierville, Cordova, Fisherville, Germantown, Piperton, or a nearby community, don't hesitate to learn more about transitional care. Call Visiting Angels Memphis today to get started with a free consultation.
Serving Memphis and the Surrounding Mid-South Areas
Visiting Angels MEMPHIS, TN5349 Estate Office Dr #2
Memphis, TN 38119