How Transitional Care in Belleville Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
When your loved one is being discharged from the hospital, you want to do everything you can to ensure they don't make a return anytime soon. Transitional care is an option that allows you to set your loved one up with the post-hospital care they need in the comfort of their home. Ready-Set-Go Home, the transitional care program from Visiting Angels® Belleville, includes the full range of services your loved one may need to make a comfortable recovery and minimize their chances of rehospitalization.
What Causes Rehospitalizations?
There is certainly no one single factor that causes rehospitalizations among seniors. However, a common pattern is that older adults lack energy and strength after being in the hospital with an illness or injury. When they return home, they often don't have the coordination and mobility required to look after themselves properly. As a result, their condition can decline, requiring a return to the hospital all too soon.
How Transitional Care Helps Seniors in Belleville
The care providers from Visiting Angels Belleville are committed to minimizing seniors' risk of hospital readmissions through personalized care and multiple forms of support. Our Ready-Set-Go Home program has been designed to promote positive outcomes for elderly adults through compassionate in-home care as well as assistance prior to the hospital discharge.
During the senior's hospitalization, we encourage patients and their family caregivers to ask physicians the crucial questions listed in our discharge planning guide. This helps them prepare for the return home and set a baseline for what can be expected from the transition process. This Ready-Set-Go Home guide can also be used to jot down information received from healthcare providers for easy reference.
After we've helped families put a plan in place for the discharge, we select a professional caregiver to assist the senior with their normal routines and daily life at home. Caregivers can assist with activities ranging from personal care tasks like bathing and grooming to meal preparation and running errands. We can even accompany seniors to follow-up appointments and provide medication reminders. Every step of the way, we'll offer the emotional support and cheerful conversation families often need during this challenging life chapter.
Do you think your loved one could benefit from our transitional care services as they move from hospital to home? Contact Visiting Angels Belleville today to request a free consultation in Belleville, Collinsville, Columbia, East St Louis, Fairview Heights, O' Fallon, Shiloh, Swansea, Waterloo, or a nearby community.
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