How Transitional Care in Olympia Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Did you know that nearly 20% of Medicare beneficiaries are readmitted to the hospital within one month of being discharged? With statistics like these, it's vital to do everything possible to ensure your loved one can remain at home after their hospital discharge and get on the road to a swift recovery. Transitional care from Visiting Angels® Olympia can play a crucial role in the recovery process. Our local senior care agency has even designed a comprehensive program for seniors who are transitioning from hospital to home. This program is called Ready-Set-Go Home.
What Causes Hospital Readmissions in Olympia?
Every senior is different, and each one who is readmitted to the hospital will have a range of factors that brought about this turn of events. However, there is often one commonality among hospital readmissions for this age group. In many cases, elderly adults feel weak and lack energy in the period directly after a hospital stay. This can impair their ability to look after their own well-being, meaning they could neglect to take medication doses on time, skip doctors' appointments, or choose not to cook themselves healthy meals. As a result, their health can deteriorate to such an extent that they require rehospitalization.
How Transitional Care Helps
Our Ready-Set-Go Home program takes a multi-pronged approach to transitional care that includes support at the hospital before the senior is discharged and care at home in Olympia to assist with their recovery. The reason we always initiate care while the care recipient is hospitalized is that we want to lay the foundation for a smooth transition and ensure all necessary preparations have been made. During this stage of care, we give families our discharge planning guide, which includes a number of resources they can refer back to throughout the discharge and recovery process.
Once the senior has been discharged, we offer soothing personalized care in the familiarity of their home. The specific services we offer depend on the care recipient's unique situation and the types of activities they struggle most to complete on their own. We also strive to be patient companions and offer emotional support that helps seniors and their loved ones remain optimistic during difficult times.
Getting started with our transitional care services is easy. Simply reach out to Visiting Angels Olympia to request a free consultation in the local area. We serve seniors in Olympia, Dupont, Lacey, Lakewood, Steilacoom, Tacoma, Tumwater, and nearby towns.
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Visiting Angels OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON4325 Lacey Blvd SE
Lacey, WA 98503