How Transitional Care in Mandeville Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Transitional care is available in the Mandeville area through the Ready-Set-Go Home care program available from Visiting Angels® Northshore. This dedicated program has been developed with special consideration given to the unique needs seniors have before and after they are discharged from the hospital. Our goal with these services is to minimize care recipients' risk of rehospitalization and help them have a more positive experience of recovering at home.
What Causes Hospital Readmissions?
Roughly one in five elderly adults on Medicare return to the hospital in fewer than 30 days after they are discharged. Readmissions can be hard on seniors as they present a disruption to their normal routines and also raise the risk of acquiring hospital-borne illnesses. Additionally, they can reduce the likelihood seniors will make a full recovery and be able to live the independent lifestyle they cherish.
There are many factors that can result in readmission, and a lack of reliable care is one of them. When seniors have no one to turn to as they recover at home, they can have trouble with even the most basic tasks. This in turn raises their risk of experiencing complications and a decline in health. As a result, it is unfortunately quite common for seniors to experience a decline following their discharge and be readmitted to the hospital soon after.
How Our Transitional Care Program Helps Seniors in Mandeville
Our dedicated care providers begin delivering care before seniors arrive at home, helping ensure they have assistance with planning for their discharge. In this way, we lay the foundation for a successful recovery.
As part of the in-hospital support we offer, we give seniors our Ready-Set-Go Home discharge guide to help them with preparation for returning home. They can use this guide to record important details from conversations with their health care providers. In turn, we can use this information to create a comprehensive plan of care for their recovery at home.
When seniors are discharged, they can count on having one of our caregivers by their side. Our care professionals are able to assist with a range of daily activities and give seniors reminders about taking medications. They can also help with transportation to appointments and other important steps in the senior's recovery.
Call Visiting Angels Northshore today to learn more about transitional care in Mandeville, Abita Springs, Slidell, Covington, Lacombe, Madisonville, or a nearby town and reserve a free consultation!
Serving St. Tammany Parish
Visiting Angels NORTHSHORE, LA2124 Monroe St
Mandeville, LA 70448