How Transitional Care in Pocatello Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Did you know there's an entire transitional care program designed to help elderly adults successfully return home after a stay at the hospital? At Visiting Angels® Pocatello, we've created our Ready-Set-Go Home program with the intention of minimizing seniors' risk of requiring a hospital readmission. As nearly one in five seniors on Medicare is rehospitalized within a month of being discharged, there is a significant need for support among older individuals in the crucial window of time after a hospital stay.
What Causes Hospital Readmissions?
Hospitalizations can be stressful and exhausting, both for elderly adults and the unpaid family caregivers who support them. Furthermore, many seniors undergo a decline in their functionality after being at the hospital. This can reduce their level of independence as well as their quality of life. As a result, some of the most basic tasks of everyday living can feel overwhelming for seniors, complicating their ability to care for themselves when they are at their most vulnerable. Unfortunately, the outcome of this situation is often a repeat visit to the hospital due to otherwise avoidable complications.
How Our Transitional Care Program Can Help Seniors in Pocatello
We have built Ready-Set-Go Home to include the services required by seniors to enjoy the best outcomes after being hospitalized. This dedicated care program includes three pillars of care:
- Care at the hospital. We know seniors have the best results when they receive support early on in their transition from hospital to home. For this reason, we start providing care and assistance before care recipients are discharged and assist them with preparing for the shift back to everyday life.
- Care at home. We deliver customized in-home care for seniors that helps give them confidence throughout the recovery process. For example, care providers can help out with bathing, light chores, cooking meals, and running errands. They can also provide medication reminders and ensure seniors have a helping hand with keeping track of their doctors' orders.
- Care from our office. The compassionate office staff at our local care agency in Pocatello work diligently to help facilitate the care process and coordinate the logistics of delivering care, providing reminders, and arranging transportation.
Are you ready to learn more about our Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care program? Request a free consultation in Pocatello, Chubbuck, Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, or a nearby community in the Southeast Idaho area today!
Serving Pocatello and the Surrounding Areas
Visiting Angels POCATELLO, ID902 E Sherman St
Pocatello, ID 83201