How Transitional Care in Southwest Colorado Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Ready, Set, Go Home with Transitional Care
When your loved one's normal life is disrupted by a hospital stay, they may be looking forward to getting back into the swing of their independent lifestyle at home. However, living independently after a hospital stay can be a risk for elderly adults. Many require a helping hand as they recover at home to ensure they can reduce their risk of rehospitalization. With the Ready, Set, Go Home transitional care services available from Visiting Angels® Southwest Colorado, seniors can benefit from professional support with both their hospital discharge and the subsequent recovery period.
Understanding the Importance of Transitional Care
Within a single month of exiting the hospital, almost one in five seniors on Medicare are readmitted. These numbers are quite concerning and indicate that a large proportion of elderly adults can benefit from a helping hand at home following their hospital discharge.
There are several reasons why a senior may struggle to avoid complications after leaving the hospital. For example, they may feel tired or weak following a disrupted sleep schedule. Or, they could struggle to implement their doctors' instructions while dealing with mobility limitations or medication side-effects. The ultimate result is that seniors are often unable to maintain their general well-being and a healthy physical and mental condition on their own after being hospitalized, which can actually lead to them being admitted to the hospital once more.
How Ready, Set, Go Home Helps Seniors in Southwest Colorado
Ready, Set, Go Home follows a comprehensive approach to transitional care to promote the best outcomes for our care recipients. We even begin working with seniors and their families before the discharge date. We want to make sure the stage is set for a smooth transition, and therefore, help facilitate the necessary preparations. As part of this phase of care, we supply families with our Ready, Set, Go Home discharge planning guide to ensure they have all the resources they need during this period of uncertainty.
We also build personalized home care plans based on the projected needs of each senior. For example, if the care recipient will likely be dealing with mobility limitations that prevent them from safely bathing or dressing alone, their caregiver can assist with personal care routines. Caregivers can also help with basic tasks like remembering to take medications, cooking meals, and doing light chores.
Request a no-cost, no-obligation transitional care consultation in Southwest Colorado, Pagosa Springs, Durango, San Luis Valley, Alamosa, Cortez, Farmington, or a nearby town. Call Visiting Angels Southwest Colorado today!
Serving Pagosa Springs, Cortez, Alamosa, San Luis Valley, Durango, CO & Farmington, NM Areas
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Pagosa Springs, CO 81147