How Transitional Care in Montclair Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Helping a loved one through a hospital stay can be difficult. Unfortunately, the transition from hospital to home is not always easy either. Many elderly adults require supportive care in order to get on the road to recovery. If your loved one could benefit from a helping hand before, during, and after their hospital discharge, we encourage you to learn more about the transitional care program from Visiting Angels® Montclair. We call this program Ready-Set-Go Home because it prepares older individuals for a successful transition from hospital to home and minimizes the risk that they will need to be rehospitalized.
What Causes Hospital Readmissions in Montclair?
The rate of hospital readmissions is unfortunately quite high for individuals in the senior age group. In fact, reports have shown that 1 out of 5 Medicare beneficiaries are rehospitalized within only one month of their return home. This back and forth can be difficult and stressful for seniors and their family members. It can also reduce the probability they will regain their prior levels of functionality and independence.
One reason frequently cited for rehospitalizations is that seniors find even the most basic tasks to be exhausting after they've been ill or while recovering from an injury. This means they may neglect their own health by failing to manage their personal care, opting not to cook healthy meals, skipping medication doses, or forgoing follow-up appointments.
How Transitional Care Can Help
Ready-Set-Go Home is based on a multi-pronged approach to care that supports seniors during every aspect of the recovery process. To lay the foundation for a calm and comfortable transition, we have a care coordinator visit with the senior and their loved ones at the hospital. During this visit, we begin laying out a plan for care once the senior returns home and also provide families with our informative Ready-Set-Go Home discharge planning guide.
When the senior is finally discharged, our compassionate care providers will be ready to help out with any aspects of day-to-day life they may struggle with. We can assist with bathing, grooming, and getting dressed, provide mobility support, arrange transportation to doctors' offices, and more.
Reach out to Visiting Angels Montclair today to learn more about the services covered under our Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care program. We offer free consultations in Montclair, Bloomfield, Caldwell, Essex Fells, Cedar Grove, Verona, Glen Ridge, North Caldwell, Roseland, Upper Montclair, West Caldwell, West Orange, and throughout the surrounding areas.
Serving Suburban Essex, NJ
Visiting Angels MONTCLAIR, NJ7 Cleveland St
Caldwell, NJ 07006