How Transitional Care in North Hills Pittsburgh Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Ready-Set-Go Home is a transitional care program from Visiting Angels® North Hills of Pittsburgh designed specifically for seniors undergoing a hospital discharge. The aim of this program is to help seniors make a successful transition home following their hospitalization. By providing compassionate care and assistance, we strive to reduce hospital readmissions for seniors living throughout the North Hills Pittsburgh area.
Why is Transitional Care Important?
A staggering 20% of discharged Medicare patients return to the hospital within 30 days of leaving. As elderly adults have a significantly lower chance of making a recovery if they are re-hospitalized during this period, reducing the risk of readmission is extremely important.
We’re committed to reducing hospital readmissions through our transitional care program at Visiting Angels North Hills of Pittsburgh. Ready-Set-Go Home offers essential services for seniors in the crucial period following a hospital discharge. We’ll not only help coordinate your loved one’s return home, but we'll also support them in following doctors’ orders so they can make a successful recovery.
How Visiting Angels North Hills of Pittsburgh Can Help
Our three-pronged approach to transitional care provides the full range of services seniors need during the lead-up to a hospital discharge and the weeks after. Here’s how our services help:
- In-Hospital Support. We’ll begin caring for your loved one before they ever leave the hospital. This includes preparing them for the upcoming changes by providing detailed information about the discharge process.
- In-Home Support. Our care providers will ensure your loved one is safe and comfortable at home following their hospital discharge. In addition to assisting with basic activities of daily living, from bathing and grooming to meal preparation, we’ll also act as another pair of “eyes and ears” in the home. Our caregivers look out for risky behaviors that could lead to a readmission and alert family members when seniors deviate from proper recovery protocols.
- Behind-the-Scenes Support. We work behind the scenes at our local office to support our care providers and the families of our care recipients. Our specialized tools enable us to identify clients who are at a high risk of re-hospitalization. We’re also able to coordinate medication and appointment reminders and equipment deliveries.
Do you have a loved one who may require transitional care following an upcoming discharge? Reach out to Visiting Angels North Hills of Pittsburgh today to request more information about our services in North Hills Pittsburgh, Crafton, Cranberry Township, Pittsburgh, West View, and nearby towns.
Serving the North Hills of Pittsburgh and the Surrounding Area
Visiting Angels NORTH HILLS, PA8035 McKnight Rd #304, Andre Plaza
Pittsburgh, PA 15237