How Transitional Care in Findlay Reduces Hospital Readmissions

Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care

Being readmitted to the hospital after discharge can be extremely disheartening. Elderly adults have a higher risk of being readmitted to the hospital within the first 30 days after discharge. If your elderly parent or loved one is preparing for an inpatient hospital stay, Ready-Set-Go Home care, or transitional care, from Visiting Angels® Findlay OH can help them avoid repeat hospital trips.

The three-prong approach to transitional care used by Visiting Angels Findlay is effective at helping seniors avoid readmission. While your loved one is still in the hospital we can provide brochures with useful information for discharge planning. Back at our agency, we can coordinate delivery of medications and equipment for your loved one. Once your family member has returned home, our senior care providers can offer assistance with a variety of tasks.

Common Causes of Hospital Readmission

There are usually several factors which contribute to readmissions for seniors. The overarching cause is usually an inability to follow the hospital's discharge instructions. Seniors who don't have a strong support system once they return home are at a greater risk for readmission. Transitional care from Visiting Angels Findlay can help.

Some common causes of hospital readmission include:

  • Not following your doctor's prescribed meal plan
  • Difficulty managing a new diagnosis on your own
  • Not making it to follow-up appointments or therapies
  • Forgetting your medications or taking them incorrectly
  • Failure to follow the hospital outlined discharge plan
  • Falls caused by limited mobility or medication effects

How Visiting Angels Findlay Can Help

Visiting Angels Findlay can help recovering seniors by providing non-medical transitional care services. The countless ways our caregivers assist on a daily basis can have a major impact on your loved one's ability to avoid repeat hospital visits.

Some of the services we can provide to your loved one include:

  • Providing transportation & accompaniment to follow-up visits
  • Offering mobility assistance and fall prevention measures
  • Monitoring medications and offering reminders for prescriptions
  • Keeping the house tidy with aid for light housekeeping tasks
  • Preparing meals to follow the doctor's prescribed meal plan
  • We can get your loved one's home ready for their return
  • Dignified assistance with toileting, dressing, and bathing

If your mother or father is facing an inpatient hospital stay, get them extra support with transitional care from Visiting Angels Findlay. Call our agency and book a free consultation today.

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