Reducing Hospital Readmissions With The Help Of A Home Health Aide in Midlothian, VA and Nearby Areas

At Visiting Angels, our home health aides help seniors in Richmond, Midlothian and surrounding VA communities safely recover at home through the Ready – Set – Go Home program

Ready – Set – Go Home is a transitional care program from Visiting Angels, designed to help seniors during the post-hospital recovery at home. The program provides personalized in-home care services with a three-prong approach to ease the transition home, promote recuperation and reduce the risk of hospital readmission – which is a major health concern for all recently discharged seniors.

It is estimated that as much as 20 percent of discharged seniors who are beneficiaries of Medicare return to the hospital within a month after their initial discharge. For this reason, making every effort to prevent readmissions is extremely important.

How Our Home Health Aides Help Seniors in Midlothian and Surrounding Areas Return Home from the Hospital

At Visiting Angels Richmond VA, our highly trained caregivers can provide customized, non-medical home care services for your recently discharged loved one and support them during the first few weeks back home from the hospital. Our services are tailored to meet the specific needs and requirements of each client we serve.

Our Ready – Set – Go Home program utilizes a three-prong approach comprising of the following services:

  • At the hospital – Our services start even before your one is released home. We provide guidance and valuable information and help families with discharge planning.
  • At your loved one’s home – Once your mom or dad is back home from the hospital, our home health aides can assist them with a number of personal care needs, including bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring and positioning, meal preparation and special diet, feeding, medication and fluid reminders, mobility assistance, transportation to scheduled appointments and therapies and more. A loving professional will provide care in accordance with doctor’s recommendations and follow family caregivers’ instructions. We also act as your eyes and ears in your loved one’s home, meaning we will keep you and Mom or Dad’s medical team up to date on their progress to give you peace of mind.
  • At the Visiting Angels office – Back at our Midlothian office, our team members provide logistical support to your family and our caregivers assigned to your loved one’s home. We help with medication and appointment reminders, schedule transportation to appointments and therapies, and handle medication, equipment, and grocery deliveries.

If your loved one is about to be discharged from the hospital following an illness, surgery or injury, call our Midlothian, VA office today and learn more about our Ready – Set – Go Home program and how a professional home health aide can help your loved one safely recover at home. We can arrange a free consultation to further discuss your needs and develop a viable plan of care. Visiting Angels is here for you!

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