How Transitional Care Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
As your loved one’s condition improves while they are in the hospital, you may begin looking forward to them returning home. However, it’s important to remember a discharge is just the beginning of the recovery process. To help your loved one get back into their normal daily routine, transitional care is an excellent option to consider. At Visiting Angels® South Elgin, we have an entire program dedicated to providing specialized care for seniors who are being discharged from the hospital. Our services reduce the risk of a hospital readmission and encourage a robust recovery.
Why is Transitional Care Important?
Many families are surprised and concerned to hear that nearly 20% of elderly adults on Medicare who are discharged from the hospital return in the short window of one month. In some cases, this is because their functionality is impaired following their hospital stay, and they are unable to maintain their well-being without outside support.
Transitional care can be a lifeline for these individuals in the Elgin area, helping get them on their way to recovery while avoiding a preventable rehospitalization. The services included in this type of care vary from care recipient to care recipient. Generally, seniors need a helping hand with keeping track of their medication schedules and attending follow-up doctors’ appointments after their discharge. Our caregivers can also help elderly adults by cooking healthy meals, tidying up their living environment, and making quick trips to the grocery store or pharmacy.
How Visiting Angels South Elgin Helps
Our team visits care recipients in the hospital before they are discharged to ensure they have a plan in place for the changes ahead. During this step, we also equip them and their family members with our Ready-Set-Go Home discharge planning guide. Families can use this guide to record details provided by physicians and identify the kinds of support the senior will require in the days and weeks ahead.
We then proceed with providing in-home care according to the senior’s care plan. In addition to assisting elderly adults with their daily routines, we can also be certain to include respite care for family caregivers who feel overwhelmed during this transitional period.
Are you ready to learn more about the benefits of transitional care? Call Visiting Angels South Elgin today to book a care consultation in Elgin, Bartlett, Dundee, Geneva, Roselle, Hanover Park, St. Charles, Schaumburg, Huntley, Streamwood, South Elgin, Hoffman Estates, West Chicago, or a nearby town!
Serving Elgin and the surrounding NW IL Suburbs
Visiting Angels SOUTH ELGIN, IL65 Woodbury St.
South Elgin, IL 60177