How Transitional Care in Attleboro Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Our transitional care program, aptly named Ready-Set-Go Home, has been created to give elderly adults much-needed support with their return home after being hospitalized. At Visiting Angels® North Attleboro, we understand seniors would rather be at home than in the hospital. Our services promote their well-being and help them make a swift recovery so they can avoid an expensive readmission and lengthy hospital stay.
Understanding the Importance of Transitional Care
Among discharged patients on Medicare, nearly 20% end up returning to the hospital within the first month of being sent home. Seniors who are re-hospitalized face much greater obstacles to making a full recovery. This is one of the reasons why reducing hospital readmissions is crucial for this age group.
The good news is the majority of preventable hospital readmissions can be avoided through a few simple steps. Many seniors often take a turn for the worse because they fail to follow their doctors’ instructions after being discharged. Our caregivers offer the helping hand they need to strictly adhere to doctors’ orders when they lack the energy or motivation to do so on their own.
How Visiting Angels North Attleboro Helps
Our three-prong approach to the process of transitional care helps minimize the risk of readmission from the very beginning. Here’s how we implement our Ready-Set-Go Home program:
- We start at the hospital. Transitional care begins during hospitalization. That way, we can help prepare both seniors and their family caregivers for the upcoming transition and assist with the planning process. We can also ensure care is delivered in accordance with medical directives.
- We provide dedicated in-home support. Our caregivers act as an extra pair of eyes and ears in seniors’ homes, monitoring for changes that could imply the recovery is not going as planned. In addition, we offer assistance with a wide range of basic activities of daily living.
- We offer additional assistance from our office. The staff at our local office work tirelessly to identify care recipients with an elevated risk of re-hospitalization and can even coordinate medication deliveries and reminders.
Gain peace of mind about your loved one’s upcoming hospital discharge with our transitional care services. Reach out to Visiting Angels North Attleboro today for a free consultation in Attleboro, Foxborough, Easton, Franklin, Mansfield, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Norton, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Sharon, Walpole, Wrentham, or the surrounding areas.
Serving the Greater Attleboro Area Including Bristol and Norfolk County Communities
Visiting Angels NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA500 E. Washington Street Suite 27
N Attleboro, MA 02760