How Transitional Care in Salem Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
A return home following a hospital stay can be both exciting and daunting for seniors. If you are looking forward to your loved one being discharged from the hospital but are worried about how they will manage on their own, transitional care can help. At Visiting Angels® Salem, we offer care services through our Ready-Set-Go Home program. These specialized services have been designed to promote the best outcomes for elderly adults, reduce their risk of rehospitalization, and encourage a full recovery so they can quickly get back to enjoying their life at home.
Why is Transitional Care Important?
Many seniors undergo a functional decline after being at the hospital for a long period of time, which can impair their ability to conduct basic activities of daily living or follow their doctors’ instructions. Without the help they need to eat healthily, remember medication schedules, and look after their own personal care, they may end up back at the hospital. In fact, almost one out of five Medicare patients are hospitalized again within 30 days of returning home.
With transitional care, seniors have a better chance of avoiding complications that could lead to a hospital readmission. Our care providers at Visiting Angels Salem assist with important tasks like cooking healthy meals, going to the pharmacy, attending doctors’ appointments, and keeping track of medication schedules. They also monitor seniors’ overall well-being and notify their loved ones of any important changes they observe.
How Visiting Angels Salem Helps
Transitional care works best when it begins in the hospital. That way, patients and their families can initiate important conversations with physicians and begin laying the foundation for care after the transition takes place. Our team meets with seniors and their families prior to the discharge to coordinate care and establish a plan with input from care recipients, their loved ones, and their health care providers.
Upon the care recipient’s return home, their caregiver will be prepared to assist them in a variety of ways. Knowing they have someone to turn to for support will give the senior confidence about their ability to maintain their independence at home and help them avoid skipping any important steps in their recovery.
Get started with a free transitional care consultation today to learn more about the benefits of our Ready-Set-Go Home program! Call Visiting Angels Salem to request an initial meeting in Salem, Alliance, Austintown, Boardman, East Liverpool, Struthers, Youngstown, or a town in the surrounding areas.
Serving Salem, Alliance and Columbiana & Mahoning Counties in Ohio
Visiting Angels SALEM, OH1285 E. Pidgeon Rd #A
Salem, OH 44460