How Transitional Care in Sioux City Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
At Visiting Angels® Siouxland, IA, we’ve made a commitment to help seniors live safely and comfortably at home. One of the ways we make good on this commitment is by offering transitional care to seniors in the Sioux City area who have recently been discharged from a medical facility.
Unfortunately, roughly one in every five seniors discharged from a medical facility is readmitted within the first thirty days. With our Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care program, we aim to reduce these high rates of readmission by offering compassionate non-medical assistance tailored to the specific needs of our clients in the Sioux City area.
What Causes Readmissions in Sioux City
While a senior may be healthy enough to return home following a hospital visit, there are often a set of discharge instructions they must follow in order to make a full recovery. When a senior lives alone, however, it can be challenging for them to follow these instructions without support. Seniors might forget to take medications, have difficulties following a special diet or exercise, and they may not be able to make it to follow-up appointments. All these factors can lead to a senior being readmitted to a medical facility.
How Transitional Care in Sioux City Helps
Our transitional care program at Visiting Angels Siouxland gives seniors in the Sioux City area the support they need to make full recoveries at home. We help our clients in three main ways:
- In the Hospital. At the hospital, we visit our clients and their families and provide a copy of our Ready-Set-Go Home discharge guide. This guide offers a list of helpful questions to ask doctors, and provides helpful tips to avoid hospital readmission.
- At Home. Our caregivers at Visiting Angels Siouxland act as eyes and ears in our clients’ homes. We provide help with mobility, meal preparation, personal tasks, and more, while offering insight as to why a senior may be missing follow-up appointments or failing to follow recovery protocols. We can also immediately let families know if we notice any changes to a clients’ physical or cognitive well-being.
- From Our Office. We offer transitional care from our Sioux City, IA office by providing medication reminders, arranging food and medication deliveries, and offering transportation to appointments.
Call Visiting Angels Siouxland today to learn more about how our transitional care services help seniors in Sioux City and throughout Northwest Iowa.
Serving Siouxland including Sioux City, IA and parts of Northeast Nebraska & Southeast South Dakota
Visiting Angels SIOUXLAND3133 Floyd Blvd #B
Sioux City, IA 51108