How Transitional Care in Redding Reduces Hospital Readmissions

 provider of transitional care in Redding with elderly patient

Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care

Seniors discharged from the hospital face the most significant risk of readmission during their first 30 days back home. At Visiting Angels® Redding, our Ready-Set-Go Home program, commonly referred to as transitional care, provides seniors with the support they need to recover fully and avoid costly hospital readmissions.

Our transitional care services are available to elderly and disabled adults in Redding and throughout the surrounding areas of Anderson, Cottonwood, Palo Cedro, and Shasta Lake City.

What Causes Hospital Readmissions?

While a loved one is in the hospital, their focus is usually set on returning home. But in many cases, seniors and their loved ones are ill-prepared for the recovery period, which can lead to hospital readmission. Nearly 1 in 5 Medicare patients are readmitted within 30 days of discharge. Knowing the common causes for hospital readmission can reduce your loved one’s risk and help ensure a successful recovery.  

As leading transitional care providers in the local area, Visiting Angels Redding is familiar with the common causes of hospital readmissions. Some of these reasons include:    

  • Difficulty following new dietary restrictions

  • Failure to follow discharge instructions correctly

  • Exhaustion from overexertion

  • Forgetting to take medications on time, or taking the incorrect dose

  • Falls due to changes in mobility or the effects of prescribed medications

  • Skipping doctors appointments and therapies

  • Neglecting to report new or worsening symptoms

How Transitional Care From Visiting Angels Redding Can Help

Our care from Visiting Angels Redding helps seniors avoid readmission using a three-pronged approach:

  1. In the hospital - Our transitional care providers at Visiting Angels Redding can visit your loved one in the hospital and provide guidance during the discharge process. 

  2. At home - Our caregivers can assist with a wide range of needs upon your loved one's return home, including physical mobility, personal hygiene, light housekeeping, and reminders to follow discharge instructions and dietary guidelines. 

  3. Behind the scenes - At every step of your loved one's recovery, our office staff is here to help. We can provide appointment reminders, coordinating deliveries to your loved one’s home, such as groceries, medical equipment, and prescriptions, and provide transportation. And if an unexpected need arises, clients and their families always have access to our after-hours number for a return call in 15 minutes or less.

To learn more about transitional care and our Ready-Set-Go Home program, call Visiting Angels Redding today to schedule a free in-home consultation.

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