How Transitional Care in Redlands Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Transitional care is a form of care specifically designed for elderly adults who are undergoing the transition from hospital to home following an illness or injury. At Visiting Angels® Redlands, we've built an entire program around this type of care. Known as Ready-Set-Go Home, this program is comprised of the multiple levels of support seniors and their families often require before and after a hospital discharge.
Nearly one in five seniors on Medicare return to the hospital fewer than 30 days after being discharged. As this age group is at such a high risk for rehospitalization, it's important to take the necessary steps to prevent complications that could result in a lengthy stay away from home and a loss of independence.
What Causes Hospital Readmissions?
One of the main factors in rehospitalization is a senior's inability to look after their own well-being when they feel mentally and physically exhausted after a hospital stay. As a result of this exhaustion and lack of mobility, they may neglect to eat healthy meals, keep up with their medication dosages, or visit the doctor's office for follow-up appointments. In some cases, the result is a decline in health that requires readmission to the hospital.
How Transitional Care Can Help Seniors in Redlands
Our team's approach to transitional care lays the foundation for a solid recovery. Here are the three levels of support we provide through the Ready-Set-Go Home program:
- Care during hospitalization. Effective transitional care begins before the care recipient has been discharged from the hospital. Leading up to the discharge, we guide seniors and their family members through the planning process and help set expectations for the transition.
- Care at home. Our high-quality care providers can deliver a wide range of service types, from help with personal care tasks to meal planning and preparation, to keep seniors feeling their best as they recover.
- Care from afar. The care Visiting Angels Redlands offers goes beyond in-home and in-hospital support. We also monitor seniors' well-being utilizing innovative tools at our office and coordinate the logistics of deliveries and reminders.
If your loved one is in the hospital, we encourage you to consider how transitional care can help smooth the way for their return home. Call Visiting Angels Redlands today to reserve a free consultation in Redlands, Beaumont, Calimesa, Cherry Valley, Crestline, Banning, Grand Terrace, Highland, Colton, Loma Linda, Muscoy, Rialto, San Bernardino, or a town in the surrounding areas.
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Visiting Angels REDLANDS, CA330 6th St #201
Redlands, CA 92374