Transitional Care in Rockford Helps Avoid Hospital Readmissions

Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care

If you’ve ever been a patient in the hospital, you know how wonderful it can be to return to the comfort and familiarity of your own home. At Visiting Angels® Rockford, we are determined to help senior individuals avoid hospital readmissions and remain where they are most comfortable and content—in their own homes. Our transitional care services employ a range of tools and resources to help make this a reality for seniors in Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park, Belvidere, Rockton, and the surrounding communities.

Why Transitional Care: Causes of Readmissions in Rockford

Hospital readmissions occur for a variety of reasons. The most common reasons for hospital readmissions among senior adults include the following:

  • Challenges related to managing health at home
  • Poor follow-through with doctors’ instructions
  • Failing to attend follow-up medical appointments
  • Fatigue resulting from disrupted routines at the hospital
  • Lack of adherence to discharge instructions
  • Issues with taking medication appropriately

How Transitional Care Reduces the Risk of Readmission

At Visiting Angels Rockford, we address the above issues using a three-prong approach to transitional care in order to help senior individuals who have been discharged from the hospital:

  • Transitional care begins at your Rockford hospital. In order to ensure that the client’s transition from hospital to home goes as smoothly as possible, we coordinate with the client’s hospital discharge planner. During the hospital stay, we also give the client “Ready-Set-Go Home,” which is the discharge planning guide from Visiting Angels Rockford. This preparatory work helps the client understand some of the main causes for readmissions and how to avoid them in order to promote success at home.
  • Transitional care continues at the client’s home. Our compassionate caregivers in Rockford offer transitional care for the client, providing important insight into any symptoms or failure to follow instructions that could lead to a hospital readmission. That way, we can address these important issues in a timely manner.
  • Transitional care support occurs at our office in Rockford. Our office staff at Visiting Angels Rockford have access to special tools and resources that identify high-risk clients and track their progress. Our staff can also arrange deliveries for medication or food, as well as offer important reminders.

Do you have a senior loved one in Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park, Belvidere, Rockton, or the surrounding communities who could benefit from our transitional care services? Call Visiting Angels Rockford today to learn more about scheduling a free in-home care consultation.

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