How Transitional Care in Somerset County Reduces Hospital Readmissions

provider of transitional care in Somerset County with elderly patient

Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care

At Visiting Angels® of Morris and Somerset County, we offer a transitional care program called Ready-Set-Go Home that has been built to assist elderly adults with making the transition home after they have been hospitalized. We take a three-pronged approach to transitional care in order to provide comprehensive support for your loved one in Somerset County, helping him or her reduce the chances of a hospital readmission. We give seniors in Somerset County, Basking Ridge, Bridgewater, Far Hills, Somerville, Warren, and the neighboring communities the skilled, essential personal care they need for a successful recovery during this critical period of time.

Understanding Transitional Care in Somerset County: What Causes Readmissions

Many preventable readmissions to the hospital could be avoided simply by following the doctor’s orders. However, it’s not always easy for seniors to complete all the tasks that they need to for a speedy recovery without outside support. Sometimes even basic activities like drinking enough fluids or taking medications on time can be difficult for elderly adults to manage. It’s also not uncommon for seniors to miss important follow-up appointments with their doctors, increasing the risk that changes in their physical or cognitive health will not be caught in time to be corrected without necessitating a hospital readmission.

How Visiting Angels of Morris and Somerset County Helps Seniors

Our transitional care providers at Visiting Angels of Morris and Somerset County support your loved one with following his or her doctor’s orders and act as an extra pair of eyes and ears, monitoring adherence to recovery protocols. They also offer much-needed respite for family caregivers who may already feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities and the many emotions that come with seeing a loved one hospitalized.  

We’ll start by visiting your loved one in the hospital and guiding your family through the process of discharge planning. Once the discharge has occurred, we can also provide reminders to take medications on time and accompany your loved one to follow-up appointments, setting him or her up for a successful transition home. Our office even has access to special tools that allow us to identify clients who are at a high risk of being hospitalized again so that we can keep an eye out for risky behaviors and concerning changes.

Give your loved one the support that he or she needs following a hospital discharge. Contact Visiting Angels of Morris and Somerset County for details about getting started with our transitional care services in Somerset County, Basking Ridge, Bridgewater, Far Hills, Somerville, Warren, or a town in the surrounding areas.

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