How Transitional Care in San Pedro Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
With Ready-Set-Go Home, our transitional care program, elderly adults can make a successful transition to living at home after an extended hospital stay. At Visiting Angels® San Pedro, we utilize a three-prong approach to lower seniors’ chance of being readmitted to the hospital. Hospital readmissions are a significant risk for elderly adults during the 30 days after a hospital discharge, and dedicated support can be a huge factor in their ability to make a full recovery.
Causes of Hospital Readmissions and the Importance of Transitional Care
Almost 20% of discharged seniors on Medicare return to the hospital within the first month of being sent home. When elderly adults are re-hospitalized during this 30-day window, their chance of recovery is considerably reduced. Unfortunately, many elderly adults have trouble following doctors’ orders during the recovery process. Following a serious illness or injury, they don’t always have the energy or capability to complete even the most basic tasks on their own. This is one of the main causes of readmissions among this age group.
How Visiting Angels San Pedro Can Help
Our local care agency coordinates home care services in collaboration with seniors’ family caregivers and in accordance with the medical directives they receive. Our three-prong approach is as follows:
- We begin with in-hospital support. We’ll start by providing care for your loved one while they are still hospitalized. In this way, we can help both seniors and their family members prepare for the upcoming transition. We offer valuable information for the discharge planning process and tips for reducing risks related to readmissions.
- We care for the senior in their home. Following the care recipient’s discharge, we offer in-home care to ensure they are both safe and comfortable during their recovery. Caregivers assist with a wide range of tasks to promote seniors’ well-being, including physical support with daily activities and important reminders to take medications and attend appointments as scheduled.
- We support seniors and their caregivers from our local office. Our office staff members are always working behind the scenes to encourage a swift recovery. Our innovative tools can be used to identify high-risk clients, facilitate reminders, coordinate deliveries, and more.
Could your loved one benefit from transitional care during an upcoming discharge in San Pedro, Lomita, Harbor City, Carson, or a nearby community? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with Visiting Angels San Pedro today to reserve a free consultation.
Serving San Pedro, Lomita, Harbor City, Carson and the Surrounding Areas
Visiting Angels SAN PEDRO, CA870 W 9th St #201
San Pedro, CA 90731