Ready-Set-Go Home: Reducing Hospital Readmissions for Seniors in Nashville, TN and Surrounding Areas Through Home Health Care Services
Through the Ready-Set-Go Home program, our caregivers provide quality home health care services with the goal of reducing the rate of hospital readmission for seniors in Nashville, Brentwood and surrounding areas in Tennessee
Our Ready-Set-Go Home program is a transitional care program that is designed to help seniors make a successful transition back home after hospitalization. This program is designed to reduce hospital readmissions which is a common risk for seniors within the month after a hospital discharge.
Among seniors on Medicare, roughly 20 percent of discharged patients end up back in the hospital within 30 days of being sent home. Elderly adults have a much lower chance of recovery if they are re-hospitalized in this 30-day window, which is why reducing hospital readmissions is so important.
Visiting Angels® Nashville is committed to reducing hospital readmissions through our Ready-Set-Go Home program. Ready-Set-Go Home provides care recipients with essential home health care services during the period following a hospital discharge. With this home health care program, our team of certified caregivers will help you coordinate your loved one’s transition back home, assist them during the transition and provide support during their first weeks home from the hospital.
What's Included in the Ready-Set-Go Home Program?
We designed our Ready-Set-Go Home program to give seniors much-needed in-home care and support during such a critical time. With the compassionate support of our caregivers, we hope to increase the odds of a full or partial recovery and reduce hospital readmission risks.
We recognize the difficulties your loved one may face following a hospitalization. For serious injuries or illness, it may be difficult for them to complete even the most basic tasks. With this home health care program, we will provide you and your loved one the extensive outside support they may need to help them follow doctors’ orders to avoid readmission.
We work with the doctors and family members to provide our home health care services in accordance with medical directives and in conjunction with care provided by clients’ family and friends. We customize our services for every client, ensuring your loved one receives the specific care they truly need.
The Ready-Set-Go Home program uses a three-prong approach for reducing hospital readmissions:
At the Hospital
Our Ready-Set-Go Home program starts during your loved one’s hospitalization. Our caregivers can visit your loved one at the hospital and provide support services for family and friends. When doctors begin to discuss your loved one’s discharge, we can guide your family through the discharge process and provide valuable information on discharge planning. Our “Ready-Set-Go Home” guide includes detailed information on hospital discharges, questions you can ask doctors and nurses during this process and tips on reducing hospital readmission risks.
At the Client's Home
After your loved one’s discharge, our caregivers will provide essential home care services to ensure your loved one’s safety and comfort during recovery. Meanwhile, we act as the “eyes and ears” in the home. Our caregivers can help spot changes in your loved one’s physical or cognitive health, and we know the reasons why many seniors skip follow-up doctors’ visits, miss medication doses, or otherwise fail to follow proper recovery protocols. If family and friends are acting as unpaid caregivers, our services can help them manage these responsibilities and avoid becoming overwhelmed.
At the Visiting Angels Office
Behind the scenes, our local office in Brentwood, TN will support your family and your loved one’s caregivers. Our office has access to tools for reducing hospital readmissions by identifying clients at high risk of rehospitalization. Our staff can provide medication and appointment reminders, accompany your loved one to appointments, and help you coordinate medication, equipment and food deliveries.
Do you have a loved one who will require home health care services after an upcoming hospital discharge? Contact Visiting Angels Nashville today at 615-697-4705 to learn more about our Ready-Set-Go Home program for reducing hospital readmissions and to request a free in-home consultation.
Serving Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Belle Meade, Green Hills and surrounding areas in Tennessee
Visiting Angels NASHVILLE, TN750 Old Hickory Blvd Bldg 2 #150-120
Brentwood, TN 37027
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