How Transitional Care in Richmond KY Reduces Hospital Readmissions

Provider of transitional care in Richmond KY with elderly patient

Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care

At Visiting Angels® Richmond KY, we’ve made a commitment to offer supportive care services that help seniors live safely and comfortably in their homes. One of the ways we do this is by offering transitional care services to seniors in the Richmond KY area following a stay at a hospital or medical facility.

Unfortunately, seniors are at a high risk of being readmitted to a hospital following a discharge. In fact, roughly one in five seniors discharged from a hospital is readmitted within 30 days. Our transitional care program aims to cut down these high rates of readmission by offering essential personal services that address specific factors that lead to readmission for seniors in the Richmond KY area.

Why Seniors in Richmond KY are Readmitted to Hospitals

While a senior might be well enough to no longer need the medical support of a hospital, rarely does this mean they have made a full recovery. Often, a senior will be sent home with a set of  instructions they need to follow. Memory disorders, mobility issues, and other factors, however, can make it hard for a senior to follow these instructions without support.

A senior might forget to take medication. They might not be able to adhere to a specific diet, and they may not make it to follow-up medical appointments. These challenges when following discharge instructions can put seniors at a high risk of readmission.

How Transitional Care Helps Seniors in Richmond KY

Our transitional care services from Visiting Angels Richmond KY help seniors in Richmond KY, Lexington, Berea, and throughout the surrounding areas through:

  • In-Hospital Care. We visit our clients and their families at the hospital to provide guidance with issues related to discharge and readmission. Our discharge planning guide provides helpful questions to ask doctors, and tips to avoid readmission.
  • At-Home Care. Once a client is back at home, our caregivers offer personalized, essential personal support with mobility, meal preparation, personal care, and more. We also let our clients’ families know if we notice any cognitive or physical changes in their loved ones.
  • Care from Our Office. We offer transitional care through our Richmond KY office by coordinating food and medication deliveries, providing medication reminders, and offering transportation to appointments.

Call Visiting Angels Richmond KY today to learn more about how our transitional care services can help your loved one in the Richmond KY area.

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