When caring for an aging loved one in Newington, CT, it is of paramount importance to find ways to improve their health and well-being and keep them out of the hospital. Unfortunately, that is easier said than done. With health issues that are commonly found in seniors and major safety concerns such as falls affecting a large portion of the senior population, older adults are at a high risk of hospitalization. For seniors, hospitalization can often mean the end of independent living, especially if they do not receive proper transitional care.
If your loved one is about to be discharged from the hospital, a Visiting Angels personal care assistant can help them regain their independence and recover as fast as possible in Hartford, Newington, Southington, and surrounding Connecticut communities.
To prevent a hospital readmission or any health complications after a stay at the hospital, seniors need to understand their condition and follow the guidelines provided by their medical team. In order to successfully and swiftly recover at home, seniors typically need a strong support system - someone who can make sure they are following through on all the orders for aftercare. Without proper transitional care provided by a personal care assistant, seniors may often make medication or other mistakes, which can lead to serious health consequences.
The Visiting Angels transitional care program was designed to cater to the needs of seniors recovering at home following a hospital stay due to an illness, injury, or surgery. For optimal results, a personal care assistant can start working with your family while your loved one is still in the hospital. By talking to your loved one's medical team and visiting them before they are discharged, our team member can gain a much better understanding of their condition and needs, which will allow us to develop the perfect care plan.
When your loved one comes home, a personal care assistant will be there to help them with anything they may need while recovering. They can take care of your loved one's household so that they could rest and restore their energy. In addition to homemaker services such as housekeeping, meal preparation, and running errands, our caregiver can provide medication reminders, offer companionship, and help with personal care and hygiene.
To start working with us, all you have to do is contact one of our care coordinators. We will talk to you about your loved one, visit them to get to learn more about their needs and preferences, and create a unique care plan. We will also encourage your family to select a personal care assistant for your loved one to make sure they enjoy the best possible care experience.
If you wish to find out more about our transitional care program or schedule your free consultation, call our Newington, CT, office today!