How Transitional Care in Pittsburgh Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Elderly patients are often readmitted to the hospital not long after they are originally discharged. In fact, reports from Medicare have shown that up to almost 20% of patients 65 and older are rehospitalized less than a month after leaving the hospital. The transitional care providers at Visiting Angels® Pittsburgh are working to lower this statistic in the local community by providing high-quality care for seniors before they leave the hospital and after they return home.
What Causes Hospital Readmissions?
You may wonder why your loved one is at risk of rehospitalization simply because they are older. The reasons for hospital readmission among patients in this age group are manifold. However, many factors that result in readmission are related to seniors lacking a helping hand at home. Because they often feel exhausted after staying in the hospital, they don't always have the energy or mobility to properly look after their health and avoid complications.
How Our Transitional Care Program Helps Seniors in Pittsburgh
Our local care agency has an entire program dedicated to transitional care. This program is called Ready-Set-Go Home because it helps prepare elderly adults for the discharge and recovery process, setting the stage for a successful transition. During this initial stage of care, our coordinators discuss seniors' needs with their family members at the hospital and provide informative resources they can use as they plan for the discharge.
The second stage of Ready-Set-Go Home involves personalized care services delivered at the senior's home. Our professional care providers can assist elderly adults as they get back into the rhythm of their normal routines. These professionals are also an extra pair of eyes and ears, monitoring care recipients' condition and promoting their overall well-being during this sensitive time.
Comprehensive care is available through Ready-Set-Go Home thanks to the hardworking staff at our local office. These team members keep an eye on seniors' progress and notify families of high-risk cases. They can also arrange transportation, deliveries, and set up reminders about medications and appointments.
Through this three-prong approach to care, we're working to make it possible for seniors to stay healthy and safe at home without worrying about a return to the hospital.
Ready to hear more about setting up transitional care in Pittsburgh, Bethel Park, Brentwood, Castle Shannon, Mt Lebanon, South Park, Upper Saint Clair, West Mifflin, or a nearby town? Call Visiting Angels Pittsburgh to request a free consultation.
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