How Transitional Care in Davenport Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
When a parent or grandparent requires hospitalization, it throws a wrench in the routines of their loved ones who must now reorganize their schedules in order to support them, but even doing so may not be enough. That's because a senior is especially vulnerable after a prolonged hospital stay and requires significantly more assistance than they would normally, or else they are at high risk of premature readmission. Our care from Visiting Angels® Quad City can help to prevent that by providing comprehensive support for your loved one after their hospital stay. With our Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care program, your loved one in Davenport will have a skilled companion caregiver by their side every step of the way to guide them smoothly toward recovery.
The Risks Facing Seniors in Davenport After Release
For Davenport area seniors and their families, a rocky homecoming can pose all kinds of risks which are even more dangerous due to the increased vulnerability of those who have been recently hospitalized. That's because your loved one may be weaker from time spent in bed or experiencing side effects from prescribed medication, on top of the strain they are already experiencing as part of the healing process. Without transitional care, seniors in Davenport are prone to a wide range of pitfalls which can derail their recovery.
Some of the risks Davenport area seniors face after discharge include:
- Poor hygiene causing infection
- Missed or mistaken medications
- Over-exertion leading to injury
- Inadequate nutrition or hydration
- Failure to follow discharge instructions
How Transitional Care Helps Davenport Area Seniors Come Home Safely
While there are many obstacles in the path of seniors in Davenport coming home, clearing the way to recovery is simple with transitional care from Visiting Angels Quad City. Our caregivers can be there for your loved one right from the start to help them pack and plan. During their stay in the hospital, they can be by their side to help ensure that they understand questions being asked or information given to them and to help them pass the time. Finally, in the crucial period after discharge, they can be there to provide transitional care and support at home by assisting them with bathing, meal preparation, and reminding them when it's time to take medications.
Call Visiting Angels Quad Cities to book a free, in-home consultation on transitional care in Davenport today!
Serving the Communities of the Quad Cities Area
Visiting Angels QUAD CITIES1895 Middle Rd #201
Bettendorf, IA 52722