How Transitional Care in Florence Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Our transitional care program, called Ready-Set-Go Home, gives seniors in Florence the tools they need to successfully recover at home after a hospital discharge. This program is based on a three-prong approach to ensure elderly adults have high-quality support as they transition from hospital to home and get back in the groove of their daily routines.
At Visiting Angels® Florence, we strive to reduce hospital readmissions for elderly adults by providing the dedicated care they require to adhere to their doctors’ instructions. With the help of our professional care providers, older individuals can safely, comfortably, and confidently embark on the journey of recovery.
Causes of Readmissions and the Importance of Transitional Care
Readmissions are a major risk for older individuals during the first 30 days after being discharged from the hospital. Almost 20% of discharged Medicare patients return to the hospital within this one-month window. As seniors’ chance of making a full recovery is significantly reduced if they are re-hospitalized during this period, it’s important to do everything possible to prevent avoidable readmissions.
One of the main causes of readmissions is a lack of adherence to doctors’ orders. Even in the best of times, elderly adults can struggle to complete basic activities on their own. However, when they have just been through a serious illness or injury, it can be even harder for them to maintain their well-being. This in turn often has an overwhelmingly negative impact on their ability to make a full recovery.
How Visiting Angels Florence Can Help
We aim to give recovering seniors the support they need through our personalized transitional care services. The steps we take as part of this home care program include the following:
- Help at the hospital. The care process begins during hospitalization to help prepare both care recipients and their families for the upcoming discharge.
- Help at home. Our care providers offer a helping hand and physical support with everyday activities at the senior’s home. They also monitor seniors’ behavior and provide reliable reminders related to medications and doctors’ appointments.
- Help from our office. Utilizing tools at our office to identify high-risk situations, we help reduce readmission rates among our clients. Our office staff can also assist with coordinating deliveries and other logistical concerns.
Are you ready to set up transitional care for a loved one in Florence, Moulton, Muscle Shoals, Red Bay, Russellville, Sheffield, Tuscumbia, or a neighboring community? Contact Visiting Angels Florence today to arrange a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
Serving Florence, Muscles Shoals, Tuscumbia, Sheffield and the Surrounding Areas
Visiting Angels Florence, AL2101B Florence Blvd
Florence, AL 35630
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