How Transitional Care in Newton Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Through our transitional care program in Newton, referred to as Ready-Set-Go Home, we at Visiting Angels® Newton-Canton are aiming to help seniors avoid being rehospitalized so they may maintain their independence for longer. This program has been specifically designed to support seniors in making a successful recovery as they return home from the hospital. Through care that begins during hospitalization and extends well after the senior settles in at home, we minimize the risk of rehospitalization and help give vulnerable individuals a greater chance at a full recovery.
Why is Transitional Care Important?
Rehospitalizations can occur for a number of reasons. However, in many cases, rehospitalizations are preventable. When seniors are unable or unmotivated to adhere to their physicians’ instructions, they can experience a quick decline that lands them back at the hospital. Readmissions can not only be stressful for seniors and their close family members. They can also be costly. Furthermore, a return to the hospital makes it less likely seniors will regain their full functionality.
Nearly 20% of all elderly adults on Medicare experience a rehospitalization within 30 days of initially being discharged. Our local care agency aims to bring this statistic down through careful and strategic transitional care services in the Newton area.
How Visiting Angels Newton-Canton Helps
Our care professionals start helping seniors before they ever leave the hospital. We provide elderly adults and their concerned family members with a discharge planning guide. This Ready-Set-Go Home guide helps them prepare for the return home by outlining the need to coordinate care and offering information that must be discussed with healthcare providers. Our caregivers will make sure the senior has an appropriate plan in place for the discharge that will allow them to make a smooth transition to everyday life at home.
Next, our caregivers help seniors with their daily needs as they recover at home. These services could include dignified support with personal care routines such as bathing and grooming, as well as medication reminders and meal preparation. Our care professionals also monitor the overall well-being of care recipients and notify their family members if anything seems amiss.
Why wait to learn more about setting up transitional care for a loved one? Our services are available in Newton, Boston, Brookline, Canton, East Watertown, Jamaica Plain, Natick, Needham Heights, Needham, Newtonville, Roslindale, Watertown, and nearby towns. Call Visiting Angels Newton-Canton today to reserve a free consultation.
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Visiting Angels NEWTON/CANTON, MASSACHUSETTS383 Elliot St #100E
Newton, MA 02464
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