How Transitional Care in San Antonio Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
When seniors undergo a hospital discharge, it is crucial to have a plan in place that considers the support they may require in the upcoming weeks. Partnering with a transitional care provider can ensure your loved one has all the help they need to recover. At Visiting Angels® San Antonio, we are a local care agency with an in-depth understanding of the implications of hospital readmission for seniors. Our services help make the recovery process a more positive experience and can prevent some of the circumstances that lead to rehospitalization.
What Causes Hospital Readmissions in San Antonio?
The rate of rehospitalization for adults over the age of 65 is quite high. Statistics from Medicare show that up to 20% of beneficiaries experience a repeat admission to the hospital within only four weeks of their discharge. Because seniors' chances of fully recovering are lowered with rehospitalization, reducing the risk of readmission is crucial.
When seniors are readmitted to the hospital, the cause is often a complication that could have been prevented with some foresight. For example, seniors whose sleep cycles were disrupted during their hospital stay may feel too tired and weak to take care of themselves or remember their doctors' instructions. When the result is a repeat visit to the hospital, it's clear that the stakes are high in the days and weeks after discharge.
How Our Transitional Care Program Can Help
Ready-Set-Go Home, our transitional care program, includes services specifically in the areas where seniors are most likely to need help before and after being discharged from the hospital. We've grounded this program in a three-prong approach to care to make certain each senior in the an Antonio area receives the comprehensive assistance required to further their recovery.
Take a look at these three prongs below:
- Help at the hospital prior to discharge. Planning and preparation are extremely important for a smooth transition home, which is why we always support families in the days leading up to the discharge.
- Quality care in the comfort of home. Whether the senior needs help with getting dressed, preparing meals, or attending follow-up appointments, their caregiver will be by their side.
- Support from our care experts. The local Visiting Angels San Antonio office is staffed with a helpful team who can organize the logistics of care and track seniors' recovery.
Our transitional care program is available for seniors in San Antonio, Helotes, Leon Valley, Shavano Park, and towns in the vicinity. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation.
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