How Transitional Care in Santa Barbara County Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready, Set, Go Home with Transitional Care
When someone near and dear to your heart is hospitalized, you may feel overwhelmed with worry. This is especially true if they are of advanced age. As much as you want them to return home as quickly as possible, you may also be concerned about their ability to continue living independently. Help from a transitional care provider can make a huge difference to your loved one's move from hospital to home, as well as their long-term ability to age in place in Santa Barbara County.
Visiting Angels® Santa Barbara offers an entire program dedicated to the specialized form of home care known as transitional care. This program, called Ready, Set, Go Home, is uniquely designed to support care recipients as they transition from staying in the hospital back to life at home. Our caregivers are ready to assist seniors with daily tasks to promote their safety and well-being and prevent the need for rehospitalization.
Understanding the Importance of Transitional Care
Upon learning that almost one-fifth of Medicare beneficiaries undergo a hospital readmission within the first month of being discharged, you may wonder what you can do to lower your loved one's risk of joining this statistic. Seniors commonly experience fatigue and mobility limitations after a hospital stay, which reduces their ability to properly care for themselves. If they do not have someone to help them with activities like bathing, meal planning, picking up prescriptions, and going to doctors' appointments, they may encounter complications in their condition all too soon.
How Ready, Set, Go Home Helps Seniors in Santa Barbara County
We've created the Ready, Set, Go Home program to consider seniors' full range of needs before they leave the hospital and once they arrive home. We start by discussing each care recipient's unique situation with their family while they are still hospitalized. We provide them with our Ready, Set, Go Home discharge planning guide, which they can use to jot down insights from physicians and lay expectations for the days and weeks ahead.
Next, we formalize a personalized home care plan for the senior based on their projected care requirements. Our caregivers offer support with basic activities of daily living and other important tasks to help the senior regain their ability to live independently.
Request more information about getting started with transitional care in Santa Barbara County, Lompoc, Santa Maria, Ojai, Carpinteria, Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Buellton, Solvang, Santa Barbara, or a nearby community. Call Visiting Angels Santa Barbara to schedule a free consultation.
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Carpinteria, CA 93013