How Transitional Care in Waldorf Reduces Hospital Re-admissions
Quality geriatric care for seniors in Waldorf, MD
If your parent or loved one was recently admitted to the hospital, you'll want to make sure they're not readmitted once they're released. While no one wants to stay in the hospital longer than necessary, roughly one in every five seniors released from the hospital is readmitted within 30 days, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Our caregiver’s transitional care services at Visiting Angels Southern Maryland are designed to give Waldorf-area seniors comprehensive tools and resources to help them prevent readmission after a hospital stay.
What Causes Waldorf Hospital Readmissions?
Our transitional care services help the elderly in Charlotte Hall, Waldorf, La Plata, Lusby, Accokeek, and the surrounding areas avoid hospital readmissions by treating the underlying causes. The following are some of the most common reasons for hospital readmission:
- Taking the incorrect drug
- Having trouble controlling disease or illness at home
- Discharge instructions were not followed through.
- Exhaustion from a hospital stay with an interrupted eating and sleeping schedule
- Failure to keep follow-up appointments
How Our Waldorf Transitional Care Services Benefit Seniors
We use a three-pronged approach at Visiting Angels Southern Maryland to provide elders in the Waldorf, MD area with transitional care that helps them avoid hospital readmission. This strategy entails:
At the Medical Center. We will visit your loved one in the hospital at your request and give them our "Ready, Set, Go Home" guide. This discharge planning tool will urge your loved one to ask essential questions regarding concerns such as symptoms to report, food and medication needs, and the times and dates of follow-up visits, among other things.
At home. Our compassionate caregivers at Visiting Angels Southern Maryland will act as the "eyes and ears" in your loved one's home when providing transitional care in the Waldorf region. They'll be able to give supervisors or case managers insight into your loved one's behaviors and lifestyle, as well as explain why your loved one could be skipping appointments or not taking the proper medication.
Behind the scenes. Our Waldorf, MD transitional care services assist the elderly by accompanying them to appointments, offering medication reminders, coordinating prescription and meal delivery, and more.
Call Visiting Angels Southern Maryland today to learn more about our transitional care services and how they can help your loved one avoid hospital readmission in the Waldorf region.
Serving the Tri-County Area of Charles, St. Mary's and Calvert Counties Maryland
Visiting Angels SOUTHERN MARYLAND50 Post Office Rd #201
Waldorf, MD 20602