How Transitional Care in Spartanburg Reduces Hospital Readmissions

Provider of transitional care in Spartanburg with elderly patient

Ready-Set-Go Home with Transitional Care

At Visiting Angels® Spartanburg, SC, we are dedicated to helping seniors live safely in their homes for as long as possible. One of the ways we do this is by offering transitional care services designed to help seniors in the Spartanburg area make full recoveries following a stay in a hospital or medical facility.

Among seniors on Medicare, as many as 20% of discharged patients end up back in the hospital within 30 days of being sent home. Our transitional care services try to reduce these high rates of readmission for seniors in the Spartanburg area by offering care where it is needed most. We offer care in the hospital, in our client’s homes, and through our office to help our clients in the first weeks home after a hospital visit.

What Causes Readmissions in Spartanburg

While a senior might be well enough to return home from the hospital, the danger to their health is rarely over. More often than not, they will need to follow a set of discharge instructions in order to make a full recovery. Mobility issues, memory problems, and other factors, however, can make it difficult for seniors to follow discharge instructions without support. These factors can lead to hospital readmission.

How Transitional Care Helps Spartanburg-Area Seniors

Our transitional care services at Visiting Angels Spartanburg help seniors in Spartanburg, Taylors, Duncan, Greer, and throughout the surrounding areas by offering care personalized to our clients’ needs. Our three-prong approach to care includes:

  • In-Hospital Care. We meet with our clients and their families in the hospital to offer guidance and support with issues related to readmission and discharge. Our discharge planning guide provides helpful tips to avoid readmission and important questions regarding readmission for our clients to discuss with their physicians.
  • Care At Home. Once a client has returned home, our caregivers offer support with personal tasks, mobility needs, homemaking, and monitoring. We also offer insight into why a client is unable to follow discharge instructions, and let our clients’ families know immediately if we notice any physical or cognitive changes in our clients.
  • Care from Our Office. We offer transitional care through our Spartanburg, SC office by providing medication reminders, offering transportation to appointments, and arranging deliveries of medication and food.

Call Visiting Angels Spartanburg today to learn more about how our transitional care services can help your loved one. 

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