How Transitional Care in Northeast Phoenix Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Is your loved one ready to make a successful transition from hospital to home? Transitional care can play an important role in their transition and recovery process. At Visiting Angels® Northeast Phoenix, we've built a transitional care program including the many forms of support elderly adults require before, during, and after being discharged from the hospital. With a helping hand from our compassionate caregivers, seniors can increase their chances of remaining at home and minimize the risk that they'll soon return to the hospital.
What Causes Readmissions in Northeast Phoenix?
With roughly 20% of elderly adults on Medicare being readmitted to the hospital within a single month of their discharge, it's clear that rehospitalization is a common pattern among individuals in this age group. If you're wondering why this is the case, consider how your loved one might feel when they finally return home from the hospital. Depending on the reason they were admitted for a hospital stay, they may feel weak, uncoordinated, or lack motivation to do the activities that once came naturally to them.
When seniors struggle to complete basic tasks like cooking meals, remembering medication schedules, and bathing, their health can suffer. In their vulnerable state after an illness or injury, this can cause such a deterioration in their condition that they must be rehospitalized soon after their initial discharge.
How Transitional Care Can Help
Transitional care from Visiting Angels Northeast Phoenix can help prevent this vicious cycle from taking place. Our Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care program includes care while the senior is still at the hospital, helping them prepare for the upcoming discharge. We work with families to create a plan for care that ensures the senior has the many forms of assistance they may require to get back into the groove of daily life. We also equip seniors with our informative discharge planning guide to give them tips about what to expect and provide details about the types of questions they should be asking their physicians.
After the discharge takes place, our caregivers jump into action to help care recipients with any tasks they may feel too exhausted to accomplish on their own. In addition to routine activities like cooking and light housekeeping, our caregivers can provide walking assistance, reminders, and transportation.
Learn more about how we can help your loved one in Northeast Phoenix or the surrounding areas with our transitional care services. Request a free consultation from Visiting Angels Northeast Phoenix today.
Serving Northern Metro Phoenix, Arizona
Visiting Angels NORTHEAST PHOENIX, AZ3509 E Shea Blvd. #117J
Phoenix, AZ 85028