How Transitional Care in Quincy Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care
Ready-Set-Go Home is a transitional care program developed to support seniors in Quincy with the process of recovering after a hospital stay. At Visiting Angels® South Shore, we’ve developed a three-prong approach to transitional care that helps elderly adults and their families prepare for a hospital discharge, assists with at-home recovery, and minimizes the risk of re-hospitalization. These services can benefit seniors who reside in Quincy, Marshfield, Milton, Plymouth, and nearby communities who are expecting to be discharged from the hospital.
Understanding the Importance of Transitional Care
Transitional care can be considered an essential part of the recovery process for a number of reasons. First, it is important to understand that hospital readmissions are typically quite costly. By helping seniors avoid complications that would put them back in the hospital, we help them save on costs and also ensure they can remain at home where they most want to be.
Even more importantly, our services assist seniors with making a full recovery. Almost 20% of older adults on Medicare who are discharged from the hospital are readmitted within a single month. The problem with this statistic is that seniors are much less likely to experience a complete recovery following re-hospitalization. For this reason, it’s crucial to help them recover at home.
How Visiting Angels South Shore Helps Seniors in Quincy
Seniors don’t always have the helping hand they need to follow their doctors’ orders. As a result, they can find it challenging to maintain their own well-being, which can also affect their ability to recover. Our services give these individuals the dedicated care they need to increase their chances of a swift recovery at home.
Utilizing our three-prong approach, we go the extra mile to help seniors and their family members. Here’s what that approach looks like:
- It all starts at the hospital. Our Ready-Set-Go Home program is initiated while the senior is still hospitalized. We offer guidance for the family during the discharge planning process and help seniors prepare for the transition ahead.
- It continues at the home. Once the senior is safely at home, a caregiver from our team will assist them with basic activities of daily living and ensure they have the support required to properly stick to their physicians’ instructions.
- It includes support from our office. Behind the scenes, our office staff work to identify high-risk care recipients, organize the logistics of caregiving, and manage reminders and deliveries.
Get started with a no-cost transitional care consultation for your loved one in the Quincy area today! Contact Visiting Angels South Shore for more information.
Serving the South Shore from Milton to Plymouth, MA
Visiting Angels SOUTH SHORE, MA475 School St #15
Marshfield, MA 02050