How Transitional Care in Reading Reduces Hospital Readmissions

provider of transitional care in Reading with elderly patient

The Ready-Set-Go Home program from Visiting Angels® Reading brings transitional care to seniors returning home from a hospital stay. This essential in-home care can provide 24-hour monitoring and assistance in the critical days after a hospital charge, when seniors are at the highest risk for readmission. Our professional caregivers bring a comprehensive approach to these early weeks, from helping families navigate the days before release to providing extensive non-medical care for your loved one as they return home. 

For elderly individuals, the first 30 days after a hospital release are when they're most likely to return to the hospital with a complication or injury. If they're dealing with a readmission, seniors typically have a much lower rate of recovery, which is why preventing a hospital return is such a vital priority. With transitional care from Visiting Angels Reading, we can help your loved one to avoid common issues that lead to readmission and other concerns. 

How Reading Area Seniors Can Risk Readmissions 

For many seniors, prolonged hospital stays and loss of regular routines can result in disorientation, uncertainty, and anxiety. When returning home, this disorientation can translate to your loved one having difficulty remembering to take their medication or to follow the doctor's orders. Often, seniors who went into the hospital for a broken bone have mobility issues in the weeks after release, which can lead to a high risk of accidents, slips, and falls. All of these concerns mean that transitional care from trusted caregivers in Reading can enormously assist your loved one's recovery process.

Dedicated Transitional Care From Visiting Angels Reading

At Visiting Angels Reading, our transitional care helps families in Wyomissing, Sinking Springs, Morgantown, Shillington, and Reading navigate the early weeks before and after your loved one returns home: 

  • Before release. In the days leading up to your loved one's release, we can help your family understand what questions to ask their doctor, and provide insights on coordinating their discharge.  
  • After release. In the days after your loved one is released from the hospital, our professional caregivers can provide dedicated 24-hour care and comfort. If we notice a change in their physical or mental health, we can notify you immediately. 
  • Family support. Our Visiting Angels Reading office can assist in important logistics for care. From helping to coordinate medicine and equipment deliveries to providing medication reminders, we can help to make your loved one's return home as seamless as possible. 

Together, we can make sure your loved one gets the support they require. If you have a relative returning home from the hospital, get in touch with Visiting Angels Reading to plan transitional care today. 

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