How Transitional Care in Springfield, IL Reduces Hospital Readmissions
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At Visiting Angels® Springfield, IL, we are dedicated to offering compassionate and comprehensive care that enables our clients to stay healthy and safe in the comfort of their homes. One of the ways we do this is by offering transitional care services designed to help seniors in the Springfield, IL area make full recovers following a hospital visit.
For seniors, roughly one in five of those recently discharged from a medical facility are readmitted within the first 30 days of being sent home. We strive to reduce these high rates of readmission for seniors in the Springfield, IL area by offering transitional care services designed to address the specific reasons one might be readmitted. We offer these non-medical care services in hospitals, in our clients’ homes, and through our office to help our clients make full recoveries.
Why Seniors in Springfield, IL are Readmitted to Hospitals
While a senior might be well enough to no longer need the medical attention of a hospital, they will most likely be discharged with a set of instructions they must follow in order to make a full recovery. For seniors facing age-related challenges like memory disorders and mobility problems, though, it can be hard to follow these discharge instructions without support. Forgetting medications, not following specific diets, and not attending follow-up appointments can all lead to a hospital readmission.
How Transitional Care Helps Seniors in Springfield, IL
Our three-prong approach to transitional care at Visiting Angels Springfield IL helps seniors in the area avoid hospital readmission by offering care:
- In the Hospital. We visit our clients and their families at the hospital to provide guidance with issues related to hospital discharge. Our discharge planning guide includes questions our clients should ask physicians, and tips to avoid readmission.
- At Home. Our caregivers at Visiting Angels Springfield IL provide non-medical assistance with personal needs, mobility, and homemaking. We also offer insight into why a client isn’t following discharge instructions and can let our clients’ families know if we ever notice changes to our clients physical or cognitive well-being.
- From Our Office. We provide transitional care through our Springfield, IL office by offering transportation to appointments and therapies, arranging medication and food deliveries, and providing medication reminders.
Call Visiting Angels Springfield IL today to learn more about how our transitional care services help reduce hospital readmissions for seniors in Springfield IL, Jacksonville, Petersburg, and throughout the surrounding areas.
Serving Springfield, Jacksonville and the Surrounding Communities
Visiting Angels SPRINGFIELD, IL2731 S MacArthur Suite 201
Springfield, IL 62704