How Transitional Care in Salt Lake City Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care in Salt Lake City
After a hospital stay, acclimating to life at home can be difficult, especially for seniors. Physical limitations and even medication side effects can make everyday tasks very challenging. At Visiting Angels® Salt Lake City, we strive to make this time easier with our transitional care. Ready-Set-Go Home is a program designed to bridge the gap between a hospital stay and independent living for your loved one.
Common Causes of Readmissions Without Transitional Care in Salt Lake City
Hospital readmission is likely to happen without proper care during the first 30 days following discharge. If your loved one is readmitted during this time, it can mean a tougher recovery and could bring an end to their ability to age in place.
Here are three common causes of hospital readmission:
- Inability to follow doctor's orders. Your loved one's doctor will give them a set of guidelines they need to follow during their recovery, from decreased mobility to assigned exercises. The inability to follow these recovery procedures can quickly land them back in the hospital.
- Skipping follow-up appointments. If your loved one lacks the transportation to get to their appointments, their recovery may not go as planned.
- Ignoring or confusing medications. This is a huge risk for seniors in general. Refusing to take medications or taking them improperly can cause serious side effects.
At Visiting Angels Salt Lake City, our mission is to greatly reduce the number of hospital readmissions among seniors in our area. Our transitional care can help your loved one stay on track and receive the support they need in the home until they are ready for independent living again.
How Our Transitional Care at Visiting Angels Salt Lake City Can Help
Our Ready-Set-Go Home program begins while your loved one is still in the hospital if possible. Our caregivers can coordinate with your loved one's medical team and ensure they follow their recovery plan after discharge.
Once your loved one returns home, our caregivers provide aid with a variety of non-medical tasks. Some of these include aiding with mobility, giving medication reminders, and providing transportation to follow-up appointments. Our caregivers can handle whatever is needed to ease this transition for your loved one.
To learn more and schedule your loved one's free care assessment, contact Visiting Angels Salt Lake City today. Our transitional care also serves seniors in the surrounding areas of Holladay, Millcreek, Cottonwood Heights, and Sandy.
Serving Salt Lake City and the Surrounding Communities
Visiting Angels SALT LAKE CITY, UT4141 S Highland Dr #200
Salt Lake City, UT 84124