Transitional Care in Norfolk Helps Avoid Hospital Readmissions

Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care

One of every five seniors on Medicare will be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of their discharge. Often time seniors are readmitted for reasons unrelated to their original hospitalization. Readmission is an expensive and exhausting occurrence for both seniors and their families. With transitional care assistance, many seniors can avoid the frustration of returning to the hospital.

At Visiting Angels® Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Suffolk, we offer a comprehensive hospital-to-home transitional care program called Ready-Set-Go Home. This type of care offers essential personal assistance that makes it possible for seniors to recuperate in the comfort of their homes with the assistance of professional caregivers.     

How Transitional Care Helps Seniors in Norfolk

With transitional care from Visiting Angels Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Suffolk, seniors are able to have the support and assistance that allows them to rest and regain their strength. It also provides a respite for family caregivers who are providing assistance while balancing the demands of their regular schedules. Caregiver visits can begin while your loved one is still in the hospital so that a friendly and supportive relationship can develop prior to at home visits.

Our caregivers can provide both short- and long-term assistance in your loved one's home. Many seniors begin by receiving transitional care assistance after a hospital stay and then transition into our standard senior care services as they find the helpful assistance our caregivers provide make everyday living easier to manage.

How can the caregivers from Visiting Angels Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Suffolk help your loved one? There are a variety of ways our transitional care providers help seniors as they return home from the hospital. Some of the most popular ways we help our clients include:

  • Transferring and walking assistance to avoid strains and falls
  • Dignified personal care including help with bathing, toileting, dressing, and grooming
  • Transportation to follow up doctor or therapy appointments
  • Help with picking up medications and groceries 
  • Medication and fluid intake reminders
  • Help preparing healthy meals that meet doctor guidelines
  • Assistance with light housekeeping tasks
  • Friendly, compassionate conversation and companionship

Due to the regular interruptions and the general chaos associated with a hospital stay, seniors often return home feeling exhausted after a hospital stay. Your loved one can regain their strength at home under the watchful and compassionate care of our transitional care professionals.  

Families throughout Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Suffolk trust us to provide their loved ones with outstanding quality transitional care. Call our office in Norfolk today to learn more about our transitional care services and how we can help your loved one.

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