How Transitional Care in San Jose Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
All too often, seniors are checked out from the hospital only to return within a month’s time. With transitional care from Visiting Angels® San Jose, elderly adults can reduce their risk of being readmitted to the hospital and can instead recover at home where they feel more like themselves.
Known as Ready-Set-Go Home, our transitional care program has been carefully crafted to ensure elderly adults have comprehensive support at every stage of the transition and recovery process. Our three-prong approach covers care in the hospital and at home and utilizes resources from our local office in San Jose.
Understanding the Importance of Transitional Care
Almost one-fifth of aging seniors on Medicare are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged. The problem with this statistic is not just that returning to the hospital can be costly. Older adults’ chance of making a full recovery drops significantly if they are re-hospitalized during this short period of time. To promote their long-term well-being, minimizing readmissions is key.
Many readmissions could be avoided if seniors could simply stick to their physicians’ instructions. However, when an elderly adult is recovering from an illness or debilitating injury, tasks like bathing, cooking healthy meals, and remembering detailed medication schedules can become overwhelming. Without outside support, these individuals may find even basic activities of daily living too much to handle on their own.
How Visiting Angels San Jose Helps
Our caregiving team helps seniors with the recovery process by providing customized support that gives them confidence and promotes their well-being.
Here are the steps we take to encourage a solid recovery and prevent complications that could cause a readmission:
- Support at the hospital. We visit the senior and their family at the hospital to assist with planning for the discharge and provide valuable information to facilitate a smooth transition.
- Support at the senior’s home. After the senior has returned home, our caregivers can help out in a variety of ways. From medication reminders to preparing meals and assisting with personal care routines, our services include the many forms of support elderly adults typically require following a hospital stay.
- Support from our office. Our office staff assists family members and caregivers by ironing out logistics, providing reminders, and keeping an eye on high-risk cases utilizing innovative tools.
Will your loved one in San Jose, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Monte Sereno, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Permanente, Santa Clara, Saratoga, or a neighboring town soon be discharged from the hospital? Get in touch with Visiting Angels San Jose today to get started with a free transitional care consultation.
Serving the San Jose, CA Area
Visiting Angels SAN JOSE, CA940 Saratoga Ave #215
San Jose, CA 95129