How Transitional Care in South Phoenix Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Our transitional care program offers dedicated support for seniors during hospital discharges and throughout the first weeks of recovery at home. Known as Ready-Set-Go Home, this program from Visiting Angels® South Phoenix considers older individuals’ heightened risk of readmission during the first 30 days after a hospital discharge. By providing elderly adults with personalized care and support with recovery, we help reduce their risk of re-hospitalization and promote their overall well-being.
Causes of Readmissions and the Importance of Transitional Care
Almost 20% of seniors on Medicare return to the hospital within a month after being discharged. As elderly adults have a much lower likelihood of making a full recovery if they are re-hospitalized during this window of time, preventing the complications that lead to readmissions is incredibly important.
Many readmissions could be avoided through adherence to doctors’ instructions. However, basic activities of daily living aren’t always easy for seniors to complete on their own. Even simple tasks like drinking fluids, eating regularly, and sticking to medication schedules can be a struggle for those who have recently been sidetracked by a serious illness or injury.
A professional caregiver can step in to help seniors follow doctors’ orders and make a successful recovery without the need for a readmission to the hospital. Caregivers can assist with a wide variety of tasks, from bathing and grooming to preparing meals. They can also offer emotional support for care recipients during what is often a difficult and lonely experience.
How Visiting Angels South Phoenix Can Help
Our transitional care program goes above and beyond to reduce seniors’ risk of being readmitted to the hospital. Below are the specific steps we take to ensure our care recipients receive the comprehensive support they require:
- We provide care at the hospital. To promote a smooth transition from hospital to home, we begin caring for seniors during their hospitalization. We help prepare clients for the upcoming discharge and offer support with the planning process.
- We deliver compassionate in-home care. Following the discharge, our caregivers work to keep seniors safe and comfortable as they ease back into life at home.
- We provide additional support from our office. Our local care agency has access to innovative tools and resources that identify high-risk clients and facilitate the logistics of the caregiving process.
Could your loved one in South Phoenix, Arlington, Buckeye, Mobile, Laveen, Maricopa, Palo Verde, Phoenix, Surprise, Waddell, or a nearby town benefit from our transitional care services? Learn more today by booking a free consultation with Visiting Angels South Phoenix.
Serving South Phoenix, Ahwatukee Foothills, Maricopa, Laveen, Waddell and Buckeye
Visiting Angels South Phoenix, AZ16815 S Desert Foothills Pkwy STE 123
Phoenix, AZ 85048
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